Category Archives: Short Story Writers

Writers: Find Creativity or Let It Find You

Sometimes it’s better not to talk to a relative or close friend about your goal to pursue creativity. They’ll talk you out of it or they’ll say creativity can wait until you’re retired. They’ll talk about how it’s impractical to … Continue reading

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Learn These Easy Steps to Become a Great Wordsmith!

You can be a great wordsmith! You don’t have to be naturally creative to become one. All you need is Selma Glasser’s classic book The Analogy Book of Related Words: Your Secret Shortcut to Power Writing. I don’t usually review … Continue reading

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Writers: Get Whimsical

Since today is Friday the 13th, I’ve been having some strange thoughts. During my coffee break, I thought about some zany things I’d like to experience and write about. Every room in my home has a small notepad and pen, … Continue reading

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Consider Your Future as a Successful Writer

Like any other goal in life, if you want to be a successful writer, you have to define where you are now and where you want to go. If you define your writing goals, you can achieve them. They must … Continue reading

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Magazine Museum Fascinates Lovers of the Printed Word

Robert Katzman loves the printed word. His Magazine Museum in Skokie, Illinois, a North Chicago suburb, is just one of four back issue magazine stores in the country. It carries more than 100,000 newspapers and magazines dating back to the … Continue reading

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Is Writer’s Block Becoming A Common Excuse For You?

Post these affirmations to your desk or on your computer when Writer’s Block becomes too familiar to you: 1) My greatest piece is yet to come. 2) I can write. I have knowledge, wisdom, and discernment. 3) I have a … Continue reading

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Writers: Heed These Four Proverbs and An Irish Toast For 2012

If you didn’t meet all your writing goals for 2011, there is always 2012 to look forward to. It’s always important to write down your goals and to visualize publishing success. The latter programs you into action, and it works. … Continue reading

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