A young writer is easily tempted by the allusive and ethereal and ironic and reflective, but the declarative is at the bottom of most good writing. -- Garrison Keillor
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What They're Not Telling You About Your First Draft

Most writing advice on first drafts goes something like this: start writing and don't look back, get all your ideas out, don't worry about spelling, punctuation, even plot consistency. Just get the first draft done so you can then go back and revise it. Don't expect your first draft to be any good... Continue...

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Are the Patterns in Your Life Trying to Tell You Something?

What is your oldest writing memory? Mine goes back to second grade. I wrote a one page story about a clown and my mother put it on a high shelf because she wanted to save it. She knew then that I would be a writer... Continue...

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My 3 Essential Rules For Making Feedback Fun Again

Getting good feedback is one of the biggest challenges for a writer. First there's the awful vulnerability of opening yourself—your very heart—to judgment. And then, if you can manage to survive that, there is the challenge of getting good feedback that actually helps you grow as a writer.... Continue...

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PieceWorx v1.1.0 Now Available

Version 1.1.0 of PieceWorx Writing Studio is now available. Be sure to download and install this version so you can check out all of awesome new themes. Continue...

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The #1 Thing You Need to Know About Good Writing

It stands out above all the other qualities and characteristics. If you wish to be a great writer, this one thing is the most important for you to pursue and to perfect. It's more important than grammar and spelling. It's more important than finding your voice. It's even more important than a riveting plot line. In fact, this one quality is the point and purpose of all those other things. Continue...

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