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Play it again, Sam

Play it again, Sam

I spend a whole lot of time talking about editing. Edit your work. OH MY GOD PLEASE @#$@ING EDIT YOUR WORK. But what does that even mean, once you’ve run spellcheck and decided that you don’t want to write at the broken fifth-grade grammar level that is Microsoft’s grammar check? How do you take a new piece to its fullest potential, or revamp and revise an old piece with a great idea now that you’re a good enough writer to manage it?

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yeah write #267 weekend writing showcase

yeah write #267 weekend writing showcase

It’s the weekend, so the moonshine grid is open

Is everyone ready for a break? Okay, I’m looking around the room and seeing nothing but hands raised. That’s it, then: it’s settled. I’ll haul out the bean bag chairs, and there’s a papasan chair by the window for whoever snags it first. It’s BYOB, but I’ve got snacks covered–magic cookie bars and popcorn are on the table. Let’s make the most of this weekend, shall we?

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yeah write #267 weekly writing challenge is open for fiction|poetry

yeah write #267 weekly writing challenge is open for fiction|poetry

The spaces between

For me, writing isn’t always about writing. A lot of my writing takes place in the spaces between. I am a very visually-oriented person, and as such, artwork and movies often inspire some of my most fun stories. A few weeks back I took a trip to the Getty Museum and saw tapestries of Louis XIV woven with strands of pure gold. They shimmered in the faint light, radiating in an almost supernatural way.

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