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How to Write a Sentence – Rituals

(Another in a series of  posts about the elusive art and practical process of writing, by a total novice.) Rituals. Not every writer has the luxury of having their words flow unbidden from a vast imagination through skillful hands into complete and perfect works of literature –or so I’ve heard. Most people find difficulty pulling ideas from a total vacuum against […]

Ways To Ensure You Will Not Be Published

I find myself repeating the same two critiques over and over as I’m working through the pile. Here, I’ll point them out, so you writers will know to avoid them, and the readers can appreciate that we’re doing this so they don’t have to.

Getting Ready for NaNoWriMo

October 3, 2010
Getting Ready for NaNoWriMo

As you may have heard, the team here at Flying Island Press are all going to be attempting NaNoWriMo this …Read the Rest

I may know art, but I don’t know what I like.

I may know art, but I don’t know what I like. I’ve always liked the absurd way that sounds. I have an aunt who is an educated artist. She has spent many years of her adult life taking courses in art at a major university. She has studied all mediums including sculpture, painting, and drawing. […]

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