Why *how* you write matters to those who read

On December 20th of this year, a very nice thing happened to me.  I received a response from a contest I had submitted to back in the summer. Continue reading

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NOT writing books during NAtional NOvel WRIting MOnth

About a year and a half ago I started writing a memoir. I wrote it like I was possessed, the words flowing out of my head and onto my screen without too much trouble.

I didn’t edit. I didn’t re-read. I just wrote it out.

Then I stopped.

I worried. Why can’t I continue? Why am I stuck now, after such a strong start? Continue reading