Writing Resources

creative work, productivity, services
Right now, a small group of writers and I are about 1/3 of the way through a my ten-week course to Get Your Book Done (or make crazy serious progress on an important writing project). One major theme that has emerged in the first couple of weeks is "keeping myself honest." All of the participants know that we can tell ourselves any number of things: I'm going to get up every morning at 5 am and write for two hours I can totally have this chapter finished by the end of the term These revisions are minor; they won't take much I love this project; it'll be easy to stick with But telling someone else that you're committed to finishing the chapter, finishing the draft, sending off the revisions, etc.…
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The Dip

creative work, Little Hater
I failed #NaNoWriMo 2017. I know that it is now January 2018 and I'm a little late to announce this. I stopped writing about 19 days in, as I realized that there were simply too many gaps in the story I was trying to write. There was too much I didn't know about my dad. And as I ran out of "stories about my dad" that I've told in anecdote form over the years and entered into emotional terrain, my urge to write ground to a halt. That emotional terrain is important, though, because that is the legacy my father left me. When I set out to write about my childhood and my father, I knew I was going to run into uncomfortable emotional territory. Memoir writing makes this likely,…
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