The Joy of Tickling

This post was originally on my Live Journal but I thought I’d update it and post it here, because I’m kind of evangelical about the subject. The Tickler File, for anyone who wants to never lose a plane ticket or forget a bill again. It’s an old idea (I mean it’s about paper!) but it’s […]

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Are you a finisher?

Starting a story is hard. Getting past being all mouth and having the nerve to actually start putting down words is hard. But what’s harder still is finishing. It’s hard because it’s important. Finishing is truly what separates the writers from the wannabes. Not publication, because not everyone writes to be published. Not prizes, or […]

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Because I said so

One thing new writers often worry about (one of many many thing) is “people will surely be bored out of their skulls by all the times I use ‘said’.” But generally that’s not the case. Readers hardly notice it. They mostly notice when the writer is straining to use any word other than ‘said’. Plain, […]

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