Tag: reading

Not Just for Writing by Brenda J Wood


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Not Just for Writing Yes, oh yes! We write books. But do we really care about them, ours and other people’s? Do we open them, treasure the smoothness of the paper, read a word or two? Or do we leave them on the shelf never to be really appreciated? In that case, those books should Read More

Cultivating a Love of Writing by Janice L Dick


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I have loved the written word as long as I knew it existed. One of my favourite early memories is of accompanying my mother to the grocery store and reading as many Little Golden Books as possible while she paid for her purchases. Yes, in those days ,children’s books were displayed next to the che Read More

To Write or Not to Write by Steph Beth Nickel


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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 distract Read More

Give Your Writing a Vacation by Violet Nesdoly


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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 Read More

Seven Ways to Grow Your Writing by Janice L. Dick


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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 ai Read More

Read Any Good Books Lately? Steph Beth Nickel


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Most writers are also readers. Here are some of the books I am currently working my way through. A similar post appeared on Janet Sketchley’s blog on January 29 and on my blog February 12. Some of the books are the same; some I’ve added since then. Do you like how-to books? Memoirs? Novels? D Read More

Resources Writers Love by Steph Beth Nickel


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Since we emphasize love each February, why not think about the resources we writers are particularly fond of? A New Journal A beautiful handcrafted leather cover or a whimsical cartoon character beckoning you to open a pristine new journal, full of nothing but potential … is there anything more inspiring—or terrifying? Tentatively, you grab Read More

Writers Must Read by Steph Beth Nickel


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Stephen King said, “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as tha Read More