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Add Fascination and Entertainment to Your Writing with Unique Resources

Many of the writers I’ve taught in the past struggle with creating things that are unique. It is valuable to develop characters, settings, and plots that are not cliché. And these elements are easily found in reference books and other resources. Continue reading

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Writer Thomas Jefferson and His Penchant to Work in His Pajamas

Okay, almost all of us writers know the delight of staying in our pajamas while we create at our laptops. Thomas Jefferson, sans laptop, had the same joy—to people’s chagrin. Continue reading

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How to Survive a Manuscript’s Rejection (a.k.a. It’s Just a House Plant, Silly)

Rejection is brutal, so you have to reframe what it means to you. It can’t continue to mean that you or your child (your story) is ugly and unwanted. If you’re going to be a professional writer, your skin must toughen. Continue reading

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What Can I Trust?

By Kay Day Psalm 52:8 But as for me, I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; I trust in the lovingkindness of God forever and ever. Each New Year I ask God to give me … Continue reading

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