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Freewrite Friday: Write Like a Skeleton

Verbose. Loquacious. Garrulous. Voluble. Effusive. I’m the kind of person who will keep you up and talk to you until 4 in the morning. I’m the kind of person who has hour-and-a-half phone conversations. I’m the kind of person that will corner you at work to discuss educational theory for an entire free period. So… Continue reading Freewrite Friday: Write Like a Skeleton

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Freewrite Friday: Fate and Fortune

Is our life predetermined and unchangeable or do we have a choice in the matter?  One of the classic themes in literature is the eternal battle of fate vs. free will. Authors and philosophers across the ages have tried to pin down if humans have the ability to change their fortune or if we are destined for… Continue reading Freewrite Friday: Fate and Fortune

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Freewrite Friday: Hunger and Thirst

What do we all hunger for? What do we all thirst for? Is it justice? Peace? Redemption? Truth? Or do we simply need a cup of coffee or a sandwich to satisfy us? This week we’ve talked about some great pairings between books and tea as well as how to snack by genre. So, for our Freewrite… Continue reading Freewrite Friday: Hunger and Thirst

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Freewrite Friday: Using Word Sprints to Fuel Your Writing

I’ve hit a wall. The images are repetitive. The metaphors are hackneyed. The words dismiss my every effort to juxtapose them into their proper places. I’ve hit a wall. I can’t make my characters move. They refuse to talk. They don’t even want to tell me what’s around them. I’ve hit a wall. My writing… Continue reading Freewrite Friday: Using Word Sprints to Fuel Your Writing

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Writing is Work

It can be easy to read someone else’s writing, be it a book, essay, or poem, and be blown away by their talent. It can be even easier to read that and think, Wow, I’ll never be that at ease with words. Why bother? Lest you think that sitting and spewing forth words is easy,… Continue reading Writing is Work

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What Do You Do When Your Significant Other Doesn’t Read?

It’s a problem that many of us hardcore book nerds have to face, and there is a surprisingly lack of literature on the issue. Today, I tackle the problem of how to cope when you’ve married or are dating a non-reader. It might be because I’m younger or because they love getting me off topic, but… Continue reading What Do You Do When Your Significant Other Doesn’t Read?

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Freewrite Friday: I Need a Hero

Happy Friday, freewriters! We made it through a fantastic week of geek, so why not top it off with an exercise in tribute to our favorite fandom stories. I’m talking about heroes, of course. Every good series has a solid hero or set of heroes who undertake impossible-seeming tasks. Amy did a lot of research for… Continue reading Freewrite Friday: I Need a Hero