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Get A New Story: Don’t Wait for Writing Inspiration

William Faulkner said, “I only write when I am inspired. Fortunately I am inspired at 9 o’clock every morning.” So many writers wait to be inspired before sitting down to write. They believe that they must be struck with a brilliant idea, like a bolt of lightning from the sky, before it’s time to...

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Balls of Steel: The Perfect Storm

Most writers like to believe we can create great stories all by our lonesome selves -- and many of us can. But for me, brainstorming with trusted friends brings out the best in my writing. It challenges me to take my work to the next level. I like to be pushed … even into...