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To Write or Not to Write by Steph Beth Nickel

To Write or Not to Write by Steph Beth Nickel

That is the question. This month we’ve been discussing writing while on vacation. Do you take a break or use the slower pace to do some writing without day-to-day distractions?

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Writing While on Vacation by Pamela Mytroen

Writing While on Vacation by Pamela Mytroen

I have noticed that I do more creative writing in the summer than at any other time of the year. By looking at the reasons, maybe I can learn from my motivations and apply them to the winter months to increase my writing.

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Give Your Writing a Vacation by Violet Nesdoly

Give Your Writing a Vacation by Violet Nesdoly

Are you going on vacation this summer? Are you taking your writing with you? Even asking such a question says something about the vocation, or avocation, that we love. For what nurse, accountant, librarian, or barista takes work with them on vacation? Yet as writers we do this all the time—or feel guilty if we don’t. Why do we do […]

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12 Reasons to Attend a Writers’ Conference by Steph Beth Nickel

12 Reasons to Attend a Writers’ Conference by Steph Beth Nickel

Although I was only able to attend the Saturday sessions of Write Canada this year, as always, I was abundantly blessed. Here are a dozen benefits of attending a conference or even a one-day workshop: Focus exclusively on writing and related topics. Especially if you write from home, there are many day-to-day things that distract from writing: children, housework, Facebook. It […]

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“Summertime, and the living is easy …” by Janice L. Dick

Ha! Obviously, George Gershwin had a different perspective of summer than I do. Summertime living is busy and enjoyable, but not necessarily easy. There is yard work to do, added to the usual routine. When the living is busy, our writing can sometimes reach an impasse. Not that we’re blocked by lack of ideas. Often it’s more the impossibility of […]

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Hump Day by Brenda J. Wood

Hump Day by Brenda J. Wood

“It’s Hump Day,” cries the radio announcer. “Today is Wednesday! We’ve almost made it to the weekend. Rest, relaxation, and good times lie ahead.” I don’t know what twilight zone he lives in, but this is not a description of my weekends or for that matter, my hump day. It must depend on who you are and what you do.

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I Can Doesn’t Mean I Should by Steph Beth Nickel

I Can Doesn’t Mean I Should by Steph Beth Nickel

The original version of this post appeared last month on Janet Sketchley’s blog, “Tenacity.” Oo, shiny! That’s how I often feel when I hear of a new opportunity. You too? I have what I refer to as the Butterfly Syndrome. I love to flit from one thing to the next to the next and then back to the first thing. […]

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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 often rooted in admiration and […]

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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 my contract writing, I learned […]

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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 perfection but for excellence. Sometimes […]

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