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Believing it may be holding you back

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Is the writing industry just out to sell you things?

A writer whose friendship, critiques of my work, and world view I treasure recently told me about a webinar she had watched. It was about writing and had been quite useful to her.

And yet, she had thoughts. Doubts, maybe. The writer who offered the webinar laid out a specific…

Don’t let them get you down

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Wow, what a time last week was, right? I used the word desperate in my subject line. But, as a friend and I discussed on the phone this week, I could also have chosen any number of “d” words. Like disgusting, or demeaning, or damaging, or darkening or damned. …

The Story Writer’s Path

Honing your authentic writing style is what will help you succeed

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Ah, voice. That mysterious and sometimes elusive quality that everyone looks for in writing:

  • Agents and editors seek it
  • Readers turn pages like crazy when it is present
  • Your favorite Medium writers have it
  • The most effective fictional characters have one
  • Non-fiction books are written in specific voices, keyed to…

The Story Writer’s Path

Suggestions for writing in the time of a pandemic

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I’m in quarantine.

Early last Friday morning, I arrived home from France. With four other writers, I’d been staying in Ceret, a small town nestled in the Pyrenees near the Spanish border. We arrived at the beginning of March and intended to stay until the end of it. …

Charlotte R Dixon

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