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yeah write #229 weekly writing challenge is open for popular voting: nonfiction, fiction|poetry and microstories

yeah write #229 weekly writing challenge is open for popular voting: nonfiction, fiction|poetry and microstories

Vote for your favorite nonfiction, fiction and microstories here

I have a friend who never publishes a first draft. When she bakes cupcakes for work functions, she does a trial run of the recipe the week before. When she sews, she does a complete mock-up of the garment in muslin, adjusting as she goes, and then takes a final pattern from her muslin.

That bears about as much resemblance to the way I work as a blueberry does to a magpie. 

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Godzilla vs. Poetry

Godzilla vs. Poetry

Imagine your life was a musical. I don’t care if the image that comes to mind is Hollywood or Bollywood, you get what I mean. At appropriate moments all the characters stop talking, turn to each other, and start singing what they mean instead.

This is the basic theory behind the tanka, an old form of Japanese poetry that was revived in the late 19th century.

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One Myth to Rule Them All

One Myth to Rule Them All

Do you ever feel like you’re reading the same story again and again, with just a few elements changed? Chances are, you have been – and that’s a good thing. Like that moment when you figure out that every song that’s been popular in the past 30 years is just Pachelbel’s Canon in D, learning to recognize the monomyth, or Hero’s Journey story arc, can change the way you read and write. It can even help you figure out “what’s missing” in a story that’s not quite there.

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yeah write #229 weekly writing challenge is open for fiction|poetry

yeah write #229 weekly writing challenge is open for fiction|poetry

The perfect storm

Have you ever had a time in your life that was the perfect storm? When the flame under your work heated up just as your social commitments grew exponentially until suddenly you’re up working until midnight and evaluating the life choices that brought you to this sleepless moment?

That time is now. Life is full. Full of good things, but full nonetheless.

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