4 Ways Exploring Other Art Forms Can Help You as a Writer

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A painting I did recently Almost every writer I know is also artistic in another area. Either they are painters, graphic designers, musicians, actors, or filmmakers. This is maybe because we are storytellers, and there are so many ways to Continue reading 4 Ways Exploring Other Art Forms Can Help You as a Writer

Do You Have to Move to New York to Be a Successful Writer?

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It seems like the majority of the time when I read a book that I love, when I flip it over to check out the author bio, I discover that he or she went to NYU, has connections with some important Continue reading Do You Have to Move to New York to Be a Successful Writer?

Patience is a Virtue (Especially Now)

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Well, now that the 30 Day Poetry Challenge is over, I suppose I can go back to writing “normal” blogs here. (But check out some of the poems I wrote, guys! I wrote 30 poems in 30 days!) It’s been Continue reading Patience is a Virtue (Especially Now)

Quitting My Day Job To Be a Full-Time Writer and Teacher

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I just put in my two weeks’ notice at my job to pursue writing and teaching full time. In August, I got hired with a really awesome marketing and web design company that is literally right down the street from Continue reading Quitting My Day Job To Be a Full-Time Writer and Teacher

10 Signs You Are Meant to Be a Writer

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30 day blog challenge – day 18 1. You write on your lunch break.┬áSort of like I’m doing now? Mmm greasy fries. 2. You’ve been known to bring your journal with you to church… or to the coffee shop… or Continue reading 10 Signs You Are Meant to Be a Writer

Thoughts on Self-Publishing: Where Do You Stand?

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30 day blog challenge – day 11 I have been more and more interested in the idea of self-publishing lately. After reading about the woman making 30k a month off of her Bigfoot porn novels, I thought, “well, if she’s Continue reading Thoughts on Self-Publishing: Where Do You Stand?

Empathy and Point of View – Stepping Outside of Your Cultural Identity as a Writer

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30 day blog challenge – day 4 Last night, I went to see Sue Monk Kidd discuss her new novel, The Invention of Wings, at an event from Georgia Center for the Book. This was part of my New Year’s Continue reading Empathy and Point of View – Stepping Outside of Your Cultural Identity as a Writer

Go Experience Some ART!

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30 day blog challenge – day 3 I was listening to my friend, singer/songwriter, Juliana Finch, on this awesome podcast (“Making a Living as a Creative“) yesterday, and she was talking about how important it is for artists to get Continue reading Go Experience Some ART!