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When I was a senior in high school, at SAS, I went to tour colleges like just about every other young person in high school does. While I was in LA I went to a Karate demonstration. This was not a ...
by nicolemaschke
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri May 22, 2015 at 01:48 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
Hello, writers. Last week we talked about making time pass in a narrative. Now I’d like to talk about a related area, pacing. Pacing a story well means spending as little time as possible over ...
by SensibleShoes
Comment Count 108 comments on Thu May 21, 2015 at 05:00 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
Hello, writers. One of the little tricks a writer has to learn is how to make time pass. In a story, that is. An author at a retreat I attended last year made a throwaway comment in conversation: “
by SensibleShoes
Comment Count 42 comments on Thu May 14, 2015 at 05:00 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
Hello, writers. This afternoon I had the bright idea of glovelessly pulling up last year’s asparagus stalks, so I speak to you tonight with bandaged fingers. Which makes me want to be kind of brief.
by SensibleShoes
Comment Count 32 comments on Thu May 07, 2015 at 05:00 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
While I work on a new diary entry, maybe you'd like to check out my recent podcast with Scott Todnem, a writer and fitness trainer. We talk about his new creative writing website and eat brownies ...
by earthyrobot
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu May 07, 2015 at 05:16 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
Hello, writers. Write On! has returned now to the 8 p.m. Eastern/5 p.m. Pacific timeslot that we had previously. I hope that will be more convenient for the West Coast folks. I mentioned last week ...
by SensibleShoes
Comment Count 108 comments on Thu Apr 30, 2015 at 05:00 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
Not from teaching, but from using a pseudonym to write about teaching. I am still teaching. But I have many other things right now that require my attention, and for now, I am done writing on dKos ...
by Shakespeares Sister
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Apr 29, 2015 at 11:19 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
Hello, writers. Write On! is returning now to the 8 p.m. Eastern/5 p.m. Pacific timeslot that we had previously. I hope this will be more convenient for the West Coast folks. Lately, for various ...
by SensibleShoes
Comment Count 49 comments on Thu Apr 23, 2015 at 04:59 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
Hello, writers. Sorry I got knocked offline last week. I went back later and perused people’s answers to the questions I asked and it appears that by general consensus: 1. People would rather ...
by SensibleShoes
Comment Count 82 comments on Thu Apr 16, 2015 at 04:00 PM PDT with 21 Recommends
Good Morning Kossacks and Welcome to Morning Open Thread (MOT) We're known as the MOTley Crew and you can find us here every morning at 6:30 a.m. Eastern (and perhaps sometimes earlier!). Feel ...
by P Carey
Comment Count 80 comments on Fri Apr 10, 2015 at 03:31 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
Hello, writers. Thank you very much to everyone who wrote stirring and informative Write On! diaries during this past fall and winter, while I was living in a house without internet access. I have a ...
by SensibleShoes
Comment Count 66 comments on Thu Apr 09, 2015 at 04:00 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
A number of recent comments and posts have talked about how we can become more active. One of the things I’ve heard is that we need to hit the streets and that people here are more interested in ...
by akadjian
Comment Count 73 comments on Tue Apr 07, 2015 at 06:23 AM PDT with 66 Recommends
You're the author of your own life. And sometimes you get writer's block. Lessons of an old play and a pretty new song. https://davidkeithlaw.wordpress.com/2015/04/06/the-best-possible-arnold-burns/
by samsoneyes
Comment Count 2 comments on Mon Apr 06, 2015 at 11:16 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
Hello Writers! It's been a lovely day here, busy and bright, and I'm taking a break from a project that I thought would take me a couple of hours. Alas, it's approaching three and I haven't ...
by not a lamb
Comment Count 49 comments on Thu Apr 02, 2015 at 03:59 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
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by vlboyd53
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Mar 24, 2015 at 07:00 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
Hello, writers. Last week we lost one of the greatest writers of our time, Terry Pratchett. What can you say about a 66-year-old writer who died? That he was beautiful and brilliant? That he loved...
by SensibleShoes
Comment Count 64 comments on Thu Mar 19, 2015 at 04:00 PM PDT with 47 Recommends
Back in November, a friend of mine showed a promo for a new documentary he is shooting at the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. for Autism event. Several hundred people showed up including some former members of ...
by akadjian
Comment Count 93 comments on Thu Mar 19, 2015 at 11:00 AM PDT with 25 Recommends
Sometimes it's like a nail on a chalk board. Except that chalk boards are rare. Or maybe it's like a broken record. Except... You're writers. Today's the day for grammar. And also for pet peeves ...
by El Bloguero
Comment Count 47 comments on Wed Mar 04, 2015 at 02:16 PM PST with 10 Recommends
My second novel, The Pen is Mightier , is out, in ebook and paperback! You can get it on Amazon here , and it's also on Smashwords and other retailers. Here's the back cover blurb: College ...
by acrawf2
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Mar 03, 2015 at 04:51 AM PST with 4 Recommends
I minored in creative writing when I was in college. If you looked at my transcript, it would say English , but I was given the freedom to take multiple writing workshops. I wasn't asked to enroll ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Feb 27, 2015 at 06:14 AM PST with 1 Recommend