Don’t Let Imposter Syndrome get in your Way

Don’t Let Imposter Syndrome get in your Way
(Also published on Stuff Writers Like) If you have ever been struck by the thought, “I’m a fraud; I can’t really do this,” you know that it feels very isolating. But in fact, research shows that as ma...
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Workshops Unlock the Secrets of Your Own Writing

Workshops Unlock the Secrets of Your Own Writing
I regularly pray that no copies of my earliest adult attempts at fiction writing are ever unearthed. I was making at least half of the common writing mistakes in them: telling when I could be showing;...
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Distinctive Locales are our Lifeblood

Distinctive Locales are our Lifeblood
Probably everyone has had the experience of driving through a strip mall area and recognizing that it is Anywhere and Nowhere. I used to travel frequently for work, and on quite a few occasions I had...
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The Immersive Words of a Truth Teller

The Immersive Words of a Truth Teller
Book review of REPORTING LIVES by Debra Pickett—Inspired by real life experience, Reporting Lives immerses the reader in a fascinating meeting of unlikely worlds: ambitious urban journalist meets thir...
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Gifts of the Boneyard (StuffWritersLike Contest Winner)

Gifts of the Boneyard (StuffWritersLike Contest Winner)
In the beginning, there is nothing—a blank page, a lump of clay—and then something sensible begins to take form. As creators, this is the exhilarating part, with writers filling pages that coalesce in...
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