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  1. Journal, Journal on the Shelf…

    Journal, Journal on the Shelf…

    by Nina Munteanu11 comments

    There are as many reasons for writing a journal as there are people in the world

    There are as many reasons for writing a journal as there are people in the world: to express, to heal and clarify, to create, learn and influence, to record, to celebrate, to share with friends or the...

  2. Is Your Writing Safe?

    Is Your Writing Safe?

    by Nina Munteanu21 comments

    So, how safe is your writing really? Perhaps, the real question is: how safe are you? Let’s talk about it.

    During my career as professional author and teacher and coach, I’ve run across many questions by novice writers about keeping their writing “safe”: safe from interlopers wishing to copy their preciou...

  3. Why Writers Can’t Spell

    Why Writers Can’t Spell

    by Nina Munteanu20 comments

    When I participated in those humiliating spelling bees in primary school, I was usually among the last chosen because I was a lousy speller.

    When I participated in those humiliating spelling bees in primary school, I was usually among the last chosen because I was a lousy speller. I grew up in an immigrant family where Romanian was the off...

  4. Who’s Your Audience and Why Should You Care?

    Who’s Your Audience and Why Should You Care?

    by Nina Munteanu17 comments

    The artistic process, whether painting or prose, is admittedly the child of self-expression.

    The artistic process, whether painting or prose, is admittedly the child of self-expression. The long-standing image of the artist cloistered in her studio — hunched over his writing desk or standing...