Hey There Writers, Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark

On Friday I did some creative writing. I often do, but this day was different because I plowed into my story and didn’t stop. That’s unusual for me. There are lots of distractions about: my cat (who looks like a cow) demands to go out and be let in and be fed and play in …
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Rejection: Honoring Your Creativity When No One Else Does

Rejection sucks. There’s no better word to describe the feeling of just having swallowed a vacuum cleaner hose when: it’s taken you a year to pluck up the courage to phone The Man and ask him to escort you to a gala fundraiser, and he says no, he’d rather go out with Attila the Hun; …
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The Fiction Writer’s Taboos: Are There Any?

Departing for a while from my posts on Cross Training for Writers, I set out to explore the barriers fiction writers must navigate if we’re to tell stories other than our own. So this is less a post about finding solutions than it is about raising questions, the answers to which will be different for …
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