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Getting Knocked in the Head

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Life has been hitting me on the head a bit harder lately, and I’m figuring out how to deal with it, emotionally, professionally and creatively.

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How To Unwrite Writer’s Block

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Step away and build a birdhouse, and your story will be suddenly discernible. The birds will appreciate it too.

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On Writing: What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do Next

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When you’ve worked the same area over and over and over from nearly every angle, it’s time to either give it a big rest or go do something else.

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How Can Anyone Write in a Coffee Shop?

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Those people who so effortlessly click out blog posts while sipping coffee must have thousands of fans all over the world anticipating their every update.

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Dead Billy set still, by Corey Weintraub

Distribution Isn’t Always What It’s Cracked Up to Be

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Getting distribution for your film can mean a lot of things. And for true indie filmmakers, often enough, what it means is not good.

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Press at work

5 Reasons We Shouldn’t Let Long-Form Journalism Die

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The greatest pieces of journalism, the ones that changed things, have rarely been rip-and-read pieces.

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Working for free

We Love Your Work and We Want It for Free!

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If a for-profit enterprise is making money from folks who contribute for free, I’m immediately suspicious.

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Vision — Bored to Board

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My friend hosting us said, “Hey, let’s make a vision board!” I thought I would rather die.

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Deadlines are scary

Write Now!

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A deadline is the arch nemesis of humanity’s most endearing hindrance, procrastination.

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The Kite and the Butterfly

Let Go of the String — Lessons from My Grandfather, Part 2

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My motivation for writing work would flame high and then, when I felt like I wasn’t succeeding well enough or fast enough, it would completely burn out.

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Bottles and typewriter

Romanticizing Alcohol (or Why Writing Drunk Is a Terrible Idea)

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I’d peel my face off the pillow and read what I’d written the night before. And even in my still fermented state, I knew it was trash.

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Lessons from my grandfather - Pyragraph

Keep Your Pencils Sharp — Lessons from My Grandfather, Part 1

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He used his #2 pencils to record, in tiny perfect handwriting, every single writing-related task that he carried out each day for 50 years.

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Pyragraph Brains by Edie Everette

4 Things to Know When Applying for a Reporting Job

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Even if you are a social media maven who gets tons of web traffic, your work will be useless if you can’t report and write and if you don’t have great news judgment.

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Big girl pants

Where’d I Put My Big Girl Pants?

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If we want to be working writers, the only thing that really matters is that we keep showing up.

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Valentine

Dear Rich: Can Artist Copyright Art and Text Together?

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You can copyright a combination of images and text, even if the text by itself is not copyrightable.

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Inga Muscio

Dead Can’t Dance, part II

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In order to create, to really write from your heart, you must have access to all parts of your heart.

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