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Monthly archive for May 2016

Use Mentor Poems to Grow as a Poet by Violet Nesdoly

Use Mentor Poems to Grow as a Poet by Violet Nesdoly

If you’re a crafter you may have gone to a craft fair, admired items on display, picked up one or two that especially appealed to you, and examined them closely. Why? Chances are you were trying to figure out how they were made and whether you could make something similar. Growth in any skill is (more…) →

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11 Ways Writing Has Helped Me Grow by Pamela Mytroen

11 Ways Writing Has Helped Me Grow by Pamela Mytroen

1. I learned that sometimes you don’t go anywhere as a writer until you take a risk. I got hired as a correspondent because I took a risk and pitched an editorial the day after 9/11. 2. I learned that 100-year-old women do not handle long interviews well. They tend to fall asleep. 3. In (more…) →

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Seven Ways to Grow Your Writing by Janice L. Dick

Seven Ways to Grow Your Writing by Janice L. Dick

Writing involves not only good technique but also personal investment. It involves practice and learning. An acquaintance said recently that practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. In other words, if we continue to repeat our mistakes, we are not getting any closer to perfection. Michael J. Fox said he doesn’t aim for (more…) →

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The Importance of Downtime by Steph Beth Nickel

The Importance of Downtime by Steph Beth Nickel

This post first appeared on Janet Sketchley’s blog, Tenacity, and subsequently, on This & That for Writers. I’m filling in for our church administrator while she’s on maternity leave. For 30 hours each week, I can’t work uninterrupted on writing or editing. I can’t tend to my volunteer responsibilities. I can’t work around the house—Wait! Scratch that. (more…) →

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