Writing isn’t Torture

ATTN. WRITERS: The act of writing isn’t miserable. It doesn’t suck. It isn’t a burden and it isn’t torture. Writing is not a punishment. You are not a victim of writing. Writing is a choice, no matter the reasoning that leads to that choice, it still remains a voluntary act – a luxury of time…

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WRITER STUDY: Mickey Spillane (Intro)

Not to be confused with the mobster of the same name, Mickey Spillane was a prolific pulp novelist from the post-WWII era. He had heart as a writer… and though he was an international bestseller, literary critics despised him. Spillane had a motto and it went: “I’m a writer, not an author.” “The difference is…

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Maintaining Focus while Remaining Open

When it comes to writing, no matter where you are in terms of skill or talent, it’s important to keep focused on your own goals while also keeping yourself open to new ideas, techniques, and attitudes. It is a personal balance between application of knowledge and individual direction. Discernment is a powerful tool for an…

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