Show No Writing Before Its Time
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Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to … Read More

How to Write a Great Novel
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Michael Ondaatje, Margaret Atwood, Edwidge Danticat, and eight other authors talk about how they get it done. “Behind the scenes, many of these writers say they struggle with the daily work of writing, clocking thousands of solitary hours staring at … Read More

Florida Book Festivals & Writers Conferences
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You’re not going to believe how many book festivals and writers conferences happen annually in Florida. I was amazed at how many I found, and yet I suspect this list is not complete. Tell me about other Florida Book Festival … Read More

Anything Is Possible
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As young girls, my little sister Louise and I could often be found sitting in front of our big console TV, just as we are in this photo. In those days, there were few channels to watch, but on weekends … Read More

Writing Workshop at Kerouac House
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Getting Unstuck: Conquering Fear of the Blank Page It’s a new year and there’s no better time to keep that resolution—write! But what if you don’t know how to start? Or you’re an experienced writer who feels stuck? Fear of … Read More

The Best Book Ever
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  via YouTube – Tales Of Mere Existence

Five Ways to Approach Revision
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“Revision” means to “see again.” How can you to see your writing from the detached perspective necessary for revision when you’ve been immersed in it? Here are five ways you can approach your manuscript with a fresh perspective. 1) Put … Read More

Mad about Memoir
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“A moment of silence, please, for the lost art of shutting up.” So starts Neil Genzlinger’s essay about memoir in the New York Times Book Review. Agree with him or not, he started an interesting conversation. “The problem with Genzlinger’s … Read More

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