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  1. Splendiferous

    Splendiferous

    by Ervin Anderson8 comments

    Sure, the writing life can often be sad and lonely, but there many joys to be had.

    The writing life certainly brings with it a great many hardships. We writers face rejection, criticism, solitude, long hours of work for little pay, calloused fingers and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, back...

  2. The Tax Man Cometh

    The Tax Man Cometh

    by Holly Jennings7 comments

    Not to be the bearer of bad news, but your taxes are due on April 15. If writing is your full-time or part-time job, you need to be on top of the tax game. There’s no reason to dread the tax man if you have kept meticulous records of your work over the past year.

    Not to be the bearer of bad news, but your taxes are due on April 15.  If writing is your full-time or part-time job, you need to be on top of the tax game.  There’s no reason to dread the tax man if...

  3. Dear Writer, You Suck. Thank you, Goodbye.

    Dear Writer, You Suck. Thank you, Goodbye.

    by Justin C. Key11 comments

    Let's talk about rejection.

    If you have a pulse, are older than three months, and have ever been in contact with another human being, than you have probably experienced rejection. It's a normal thing of life that even the most s...

  4. My Not-So-Thick Skin

    My Not-So-Thick Skin

    by Ervin Anderson12 comments

    Accepting criticism is hard, but learning to accept the opinion of others will drastically improve your work.

    Criticism is hard to take, not just for writers and artists of all sorts, but for everyone. When you create something, or perform a task, and you feel you’ve done your best, done an admirable, possibl...

  5. The Value of Your Writing

    The Value of Your Writing

    by Holly Jennings12 comments

    When I was a naïve college student, flush with dreams of writing grandeur, I fell prey to a publishing scam.

    When I was a naïve college student, flush with dreams of writing grandeur, I fell prey to a publishing scam.  The people who nabbed the coveted domain poetry.com took full advantage of their good fort...

  6. Improve Your Writing Through My Hate

    Improve Your Writing Through My Hate

    by Justin C. Key17 comments

    I have three pet peeves other other people's writings. Inside, I share them with you.

    How do we become good writers, besides writing a lot? Read a shit load. And how do we become better writers? Read a shit load and critique the hell out of it. No, not just the work of your peers here...

  7. Hello Holly, and save $15 on a membership upgrade!

    Hello Holly, and save $15 on a membership upgrade!

    by Alex Cabal13 comments

    Updates on who's blogging, plus this week only save some cash on a Premium membership upgrade!

    Goodbye Brandon, Hello Holly! Maybe you've already read Brandon's post Into The Sunset. If not, check it out now, it's a good read. Brandon has held the post of Scribophile blogger extraordinaire fo...

  8. The 80's, My Memoir Decade

    The 80's, My Memoir Decade

    by Ervin Anderson15 comments

    The 80's are slipping away, one celebrity at a time, but it will always be alive and vivid for me, through words.

    I’m a product of the 80’s. I was born in 70’s, but it was the 80’s that shaped me. In the 80’s, I cursed for the first time; I stole, cheated and lied for the first time; I went through puberty; I pla...

  9. Into The Sunset

    Into The Sunset

    by Brandon Nolta8 comments

    Adios, partners.

    “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end.” - Seneca Eventually, no matter what you’re doing, you come to a point where you understand you’ve reached the end. With writing, it can...

  10. SPOILER ALERT!

    SPOILER ALERT!

    by Justin C. Key3 comments

    Come and look into my crystal ball....

    *SPOILER* This blog post ends with a question! *END SPOILER* I try to read a lot, and since I have a full time job, a lot of that reading is done through audiobooks. I am currently listening to Steph...