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How to Become A Writer

The process of becoming a writer follows a specific path. First, deliberately choose another career. In youth, pragmatically decide that you cannot make a living with a writing career so instead acquire a tangible skill such as ditch-digging. In the meantime, enjoy journaling and letter-writing for fun. Declare, “I am not a writer.” Next, logically […]

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Promptly Writing

In our community electric co-op’s monthly newsletter is a section of want ads.  Today I read one that absolutely stopped me in my tracks for its sheer creative writing potential.  There’s a story in here.  Heck, there are a thousand stories in here. What’s yours? WANTED TO BUY: Steel fence posts and a double barrel shotgun. 

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A Successfully Crappy First Draft!

So I’m taking a writing class for my own fun and interest, and I just had an epiphany about perfectionism in writing. Like many of us, I want my first tangible efforts to be…well…better than actual crap.  I know it won’t be ferpect right out of the gate, but I at least would like to know it is heading […]

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Messages from Margaret

Messages from Margaret is automatic writing through Gerry Gavin from his guardian angel, Margaret.  If you enjoyed Conversations with God by Neale Donald Walsch, you will appreciate this book.  If you haven’t read that one, put it on your to-read list, right behind this book! Margaret has a lot of wisdom to share, and Gerry captures her spunky […]

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