The Scribophile Writing Blog
by Dan Tricarico • 31 comments
There's no such thing as Writer's Block.
Ready for some Tough Love? Okay, brace yourself: There's no such thing as Writer's Block. That's right. I went there. How do I know Writer's Block doesn't exist? Well, can you physicall...
by Holly Jennings • 4 comments
How and where to sell your personal essay.
I still associate the words “personal essay” with the horrors of the college application process. At eighteen, I found that being required to write about a memorable event in my life came out forced...
by Justin C. Key • 16 comments
Borders Books and Music is facing hard times. Now, I'm not saying I'm crying, but...
As we are readers as much as we are writers (and maybe, in some cases, moreso), most of us have probably heard about Borders and their financial woes. For those following the state of the publishing b...
by Dan Tricarico • 23 comments
Precision and clarity are the two most important elements of excellent writing.
In the James Brooks’ comedy Broadcast News, the character played by Albert Brooks is on the phone with his news producer. The woman, played by Holly Hunter, also happens to be his friend. At one poi...
A scenario George Orwell didn't consider.
In the novel 1984, by George Orwell, the totalitarian government of Oceania seeks to control every aspect of its citizens’ lives. One way they strive to accomplish this is by completely doing away wi...
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