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On Being Overwhelmed

Normally I like to set one project a month to focus on, for a couple of reasons. One, I'm not as likely to get distracted by a million other projects I want to work on. Two, it makes it easier to break down huge tasks into smaller ones. In a perfect situation, that means I'm… Continue reading On Being Overwhelmed

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On Not Letting Doubt Win

Writers often have many companions. The muse that brings us inspiration. The lurking block sulking in the corner when we chase it off. A few stray (and possibly sentient) dust bunnies in the corners of our homes. Numerous characters who are absolutely insistent that the best time to talk to you is when you're in… Continue reading On Not Letting Doubt Win

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A Look Ahead

With the end of the year rapidly approaching, now is a good time to start looking ahead. For me, that's seeing where I am on the goals I wanted to achieve for this year, and what I still want or need to be done. At this point, I'm pretty happy with where I'm sitting for… Continue reading A Look Ahead

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Your Drafts Don’t Have to Make Sense

One of the things I hated most out of any class in my school career was hearing the words "your drafts will be graded." Partially because I am very much a discovery writer. My early drafts are largely out of order, miss entire sections necessary to make sense, or even worse, are centered entirely around… Continue reading Your Drafts Don’t Have to Make Sense

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Writing From Experience

Over the weekend while cleaning out our garage I injured my wrist and will be in a brace for the next week. Naturally, I'm right handed and it's my right wrist in a brace. It's amazing how much you use your dominant hand for up until you injure it or its supporting joint. Of course… Continue reading Writing From Experience