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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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♪♫♬ TDF: Hana Soundtrack ♪♫♬

I haven’t shared a creative process post in a while and since it’s NaNoWriMo, here’s a simple one! Putting together playlists, mixtapes, etc. (and curating illustration collections) is how I refine concepts I’m in the process of building. This first week of NaNoWriMo, I’m focused on The Descent Files: Hana series. So here is a…

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Autumn Update

Quick update time: last few months have been time-consuming with lots of demanding life things that don’t have to do with writing (family, job, etc.). This coming week, I’ll be having minor surgery that’ll keep me on bed-rest for about 3 weeks depending on healing. Luckily, it’s NaNoWriMo so that works out! I’m spending 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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