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Constant Revision

John Steinbeck once wrote that you should not get caught up in the language or style of a piece but should instead just plow through and worry about fixing everything up later. As a practical strategy for just getting ideas on the page, this is excellent advice. In order for a story to work you… Continue reading Constant Revision


Unfamiliar Words

Excepting that our every uttered word will one day be recorded by one of our helpful 'devices,' writing is still the best record of thought that we have. We write down ideas that are important in order to remember them in the future, and when we return to old journals, lists, essays and stories, we… Continue reading Unfamiliar Words