Becoming a writer, Sherri Matthews
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Becoming a Writer: Introducing Sherri Matthews

Want to know what it takes to become a writer? Ask a writer. Everything I know about writing, I learned from writers. Everything. During the next few months, I'm going to introduce you to four writers who blog about their writing life and share their journey toward becoming a writer. Today I'm introducing Sherry Mathews. Sherri has worked… Continue reading Becoming a Writer: Introducing Sherri Matthews

Have I found something to say?
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Becoming a writer: finding something to say

Being writers is what people are; becoming published is what writers achieve when someone believes they have something to say.  Publication validates you. It says someone thinks: your writing is understandable;  your writing is interesting,  and therefore your writing is publishable. Being published means you get to take on the ridiculously impossible challenge the privilege of writing for strangers who don't really care about you. Readers are busy people. They… Continue reading Becoming a writer: finding something to say

Let it go; forgive and give life.
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Becoming a Writer

 Becoming a writer is like becoming who you are meant to be. It’s uniquely personal. No two lives, and no two writer’s journeys are the same. Here's what my journey toward becoming a writer has looked like so far: Throughout my book-wormish childhood and adolescence, I kept picking up pen and paper, writing stories, poems,… Continue reading Becoming a Writer

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5 right reasons, and 3 wrong ones, for writing your book

Should you or shouldn't you write that book?   3 WRONG REASONS to write a book: You think the life of a writer is enviable and glamorous. BZZZTTT. Any real writer will unfailingly tell you that writing is not glamorous. It's a lot of lonely, hard work. You figure if you can just write a best-seller,… Continue reading 5 right reasons, and 3 wrong ones, for writing your book

Tracy Lee Karner
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What writing instructors should pass on to their students

For you skimmers, here is the bulleted list right up front-- 9 principles I learned from a great writing instructor: Don’t be in a hurry to be published. Love learning; read copiously. Especially love literature. Memorize poems. Don’t take yourself or your writing too seriously. Take the acquisition of wisdom seriously--live decently, courageously, and well. Trust; you… Continue reading What writing instructors should pass on to their students

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10 things writers are made of

If little boys are made of-- snakes; snails; puppy dog tails... Then, what are writers made of?  hope? the visible and invisible creatures that traverse the woodlands' borders? creativity? the fading spots of fawns? Maybe. But I think what writers are actually made of is: So what are writers made of?  ancestors, and atoms; events, and… Continue reading 10 things writers are made of

Tracy Lee Karner
Writing

The Writing Bug: causes, transmission, and treatment

Have you been infected by the writing bug? Do you want to know how to get somewhere with it, or maybe you want to know how to get over it? And is it contagious? This overview will give you the information about the origins, the communicability and the known treatments for "The Writing Bug." Those… Continue reading The Writing Bug: causes, transmission, and treatment