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I’ve let writing slip lately. I went down with a respiratory infection in early January and I’m just now starting to feel normal. I’ve seen several deadlines whoosh past my eyes, too fast to catch. The company I work my day job for is throwing a million challenges a day at me. It’s hard to keep something
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The year 2012 was a good writing year for me. I wrote two novels, a few dozen short stories, ventured into the world of interactive fiction and started this blog. I’ve tried to share the things I’ve learned along the way, and so, I think it’s only fair that I share the most important lesson I’ve learned in writing (and life)
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Last time, I wrote about NaNoWriMo, the international endurance test for writers. What NaNoWriMo teaches me every year is that making time for writing every day makes that day vastly better. The word count is a little high, though. So this time I thought I’d share a little idea that I started practicing back in
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It’s that time of year again, folks. Nano has landed, and ever since, I’ve been pressed up to my laptop screen at every free second. But this year is slightly different for me. I’m using my NaNo time to complete something that I’ve promised to someone. The only problem is: it has to be good.
This is a problem
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Last time I spoke about keeping hold of ideas, backing up and not updating your iPhone. This time, I want to share a brilliant trick for what to do when inspiration eludes you. This, I will be honest and own up to, was not my idea. It came from a colleague who is also a
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This week, in a few spare minutes at work, I decided to make notes about my work in progress on my phone. My iPhone. I do this a lot if I don’t have paper, or if I don’t want people asking what I’m writing all the time. I use my notes app to keep my
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When it’s going well, writing is exactly like being in love: the fever, the passion, the need to spend every waking moment with your loved one. But, just like love, there are down times, moments when you see the flaws and not the positive. Relationships take work, we know that, but do we think to
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When Zadie Smith admitted last week that she used Internet-Blocker Self-Control to help her write, it unleashed a large, unsympathetic twitter debate about the merits of using the internet for research while writing. But–and here’s a secret–I use it too. I block ten minutes at a time, write like crazy, and then check my email/Twitter/Facebook/buy
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Queen of the Afternoon by Dr. Regina Valluzzi
As a Practicing scientist for several decades, Dr. Regina Valluzzi has always pursued her development as an artist in tandem with her technical achievements. Even while completing double BS degrees at MIT, attaining her PhD in a highly competitive Polymer program and
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