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Fiction Writing – Like Your Own Political Convention?

Fiction writing is like your own political convention. Pardon me? Really? Okay, hang with me on this. First, let’s look at what happens when you’re writing a short story. I attempted to analyze this conundrum with a story I just … Continue reading

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And you write because?

And you write because? A good question. Have you thought about what compels you to write? Writing¬†seems to be something I have to do, like eating. I grow unhappy or unsettled if I don’t have the opportunity to write regularly. … Continue reading

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Have you figured out your writing process?

Out of curiosity, I’ve been trying to understand my writing process, particularly for the short story. I seem to do one of two things. Either I jot down a brief outline or list and start writing or I just start … Continue reading

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Rory, Golf, and Writing …

I liked what golfer Rory McIlroy had to say immediately after his recent win at the British Open. An interviewer asked what he was thinking as he walked down the 18th fairway, as fans and spectators cheered him on. McIlroy … Continue reading

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