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The Quiet That Leads to Rediscovering Your Voice

Bug nests wrapped around tree branches. Groundhogs sleeping in their dens. The rare blue heron perched on a stump in the kudzu, rare enough that mist could surround the very same bird with less dramatic effect. This… doesn’t sound like the article you came here to read, does it?

 

 

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5 Must-Read Writing Books of 2016

I love On Writing and Bird By Bird just as much as the next person. They always seem to show up on the countless listicles of the best writing books. You’ll also find craft books classics like the beloved The Elements of Style, Wired For Story, or even the annual Writer’s Market on most any…

5 Lessons I Learned From DIY MFA + Review

When I first found Gabriela Pereira’s website DIY MFA last year, I  was hooked. With actionable advice on how to DIY your own Masters of Fine Arts education, the podcast and blog really does show you how you can make your writing better and thrive in the world of…

How To Make The Most Of A Writing Convention

This weekend, I went to the RT Booklovers Convention in Las Vegas. It was an AMAZING experience and the ultimate place to be if you’re even somewhat interested in YA lit, romance novels, writing, or books. Even though I’ve been writing for years, I’ve never been to a writing convention,…

5 Ways To Conquer The Blank Page

Have you ever asked yourself, who am I if I don’t write? Who am I if I’m not creating? I’m not sure if this is a fear we will ever reconcile. We have to acquaint ourselves with language, with words, with the rules of grammar. We learn how to…

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