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Twenty Tips for Getting to Work and Writing That Book

Gary Glass, author of Nirvana Plague, recently shared twenty bits of advice for “How to Get a Book Written,” courtesy of the blog Like Fire on Open Letters Monthly. Highlights include: Don’t wait for inspiration to strike. The photographer/ painter Chuck Close said, “Inspiration is for amateurs—the rest of us just show up and get […]

“The World’s Best Grammar Checker”

While I was writing an e-mail yesterday, I was struck by how far automated proofreaders have come. When I typed the proper noun “Obi Wan Kenobi,” which is a character from the Star Wars movie saga, the spell checker recognized it—that is, the spell checker on Microsoft’s Outlook did not underline the name in red […]

Don’t Quit Your Day Job (And Why You May Not Want To)

Many of us have thought, at one time or another, how nice it would be to quit our day jobs and just…write. To wake up each morning with nothing but hours of writing time ahead of us. For many, this is the Dream. But plenty of famous writers never quit their day jobs—and maybe there’s […]

What’s Your 2012 Writing Resolution?

A New Year means the chance for a new, writerly you. What’s your writing resolution for 2012? Do you want to write 1,000 words a day? Join a critique group? Finally begin submitting that story you’ve been working on for so long? Join the conversation on our Facebook event page, and tell us what you […]