Why Motivation May Be The Worst Word (Discipline, Part 2)

My mom once gave me relationship advice that I think applies here:

You need to marry someone who you both like and love, because there are going to be some days that you don’t like him (or her), and that’s when you love him. And there’s some days you won’t love him, and that’s when you remember you like him. And there’s going to be some days that you don’t like or love him, and that’s when you remember you made a commitment. 

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Writing Every Day (Discipline, Part 1)

Most likely, you’ve heard that advice before. It’s maybe the most said writing advice ever. And there are many reasons for that, and many good things that come from taking this advice. But there’s one benefit that, to me, seems to be overlooked. 

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Funny Little Thing I Noticed About The Way I Write

When I write stories, or blog posts, I tend to write in short paragraphs with mostly periods. I do this because it’s quicker, more intense, and easier to read. I also use – and I don’t know why – hyphens a lot. When I write reviews/comments/responses, I use explanation points like crazy! It’s because everything…

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Writing Prompt: Worldview

Going off a trend I have seen a lot on Facebook writing pages…. Writing Prompt: You come from a planet far away, and it’s your first time on Earth. Take a fairly common object and write about how you would see it, if you had never seen anything like it before. 

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To Relationship or Not To Relationship?

One of the areas in the fictional female character’s life that needs to be considered when trying to write, for lack of better terminology, a “strong female” is relationships.

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Writing Prompt: Newcomer

Writing Prompt: An alien comes to Earth to learn the ways of our species. Part of the research is to mimic a human – however, the human chosen doesn’t understand our species any better. Write about what comes from this – the mistakes, the conversations, the misinformation given, etc….

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Writing Challenge: Mirror Mirror

I’m a writer. Therefore, I look up writing tips. One of the writing tips that I’ve seen over and over again is don’t have your protagonist describe her or himself in the mirror. 

It’s good advice, and one I would follow when plausible. But why not have some fun with it? 

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