Category Archives: Writing

Some Advice for Writers By Samuel James

Recently a few friends of mine have asked me about writing, and for some perspective and/or advice on how to get started doing it seriously. I’ve given the same advice enough times that I figured it might be helpful to … Continue reading

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The (Still) Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe by Natasha Geiling

It was raining in Baltimore on October 3, 1849, but that didn’t stop Joseph W. Walker, a compositor for the Baltimore Sun, from heading out to Gunner’s Hall, a public house bustling with activity. It was Election Day, and Gunner’s … Continue reading

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Grammar For Beginners: All About Adjectives By Amanda Patterson

Over the next few months, I will be writing a Grammar For Beginners series. I am starting with parts of speech. What Are Parts Of Speech? Language is made up of different words with different functions. These words are are … Continue reading

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Writers on Writing 12 Writers Discuss the Writing Process by Richard Nordquist

For almost a decade, the “Writers on Writing” column in The New York Times provided professional writers with an opportunity “to “talk about their craft.” Two collections of these columns have been published: Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from The … Continue reading

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You’re More Than A Writer

by Peter Leavell @peterleavell Writers with hidden cases of introversion crowded into the dining hall. The chit chat lingered in the air with smells of perfume, sweat, and crushed dreams. A typical general fiction writers conference. We sat and ate. And … Continue reading

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Jennifer Egan on Writing, the Trap of Approval, and the Most Important Discipline for Aspiring Writers

“You can only write regularly if you’re willing to write badly… Accept bad writing as a way of priming the pump, a warm-up exercise that allows you to write well.” By Maria Popova “Be a good steward of your gifts,” … Continue reading

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Five Reasons to Read More Biographies By Kevin Eikenberry

Mark Twain wrote, “The man who does not read good books is no better than the man who can’t.” Walt Disney said, “There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.” And, more recently, … Continue reading

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