The Only You

“Start telling the stories that only you can tell, because there’ll always be better writers than you and there’ll always be smarter writers than you. There will always be people

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How Deep Are You Willing to Go?

“Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean.” — Christopher Reeve Saturday I taught my semi-annual class, Writing From

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Learning to Sparkle

“Success rests in having the courage and endurance and, above all, the will to become the person you are, however peculiar that may be.” – George Sheehan I recently discovered

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Quantifiable Goals

“If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” ― Yogi Berra National Novel Writing Month 2014 has come and gone and I’m happy. The ginormous

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It’s Still Too Long

“All the words I use in my stories can be found in the dictionary—it’s just a matter of arranging them into the right sentences.” – Somerset Maugham Shortly before Ed

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Remove the Scaffolding

“Edit your manuscript until your fingers bleed and you have memorized every last word. Then, when you are certain you are on the verge of insanity…edit one more time!” ―

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