Monthly Archives: December 2014

Recommended Reading 12/27/2014

I had an idea to change this Recommended Reading post from the last time I did it back in November. I liked the idea of containing a short fiction work since shorter works sometimes don’t get the credit they deserve. … Continue reading

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Writing as Work

Any interview or biography of someone successful will no doubt mention a period of struggle. The successful person will overcome this struggle through hard work. With a very few exceptions of dumb luck, hard work is what helped the person become … Continue reading

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Power of the Juice

I’ve talked about the juice before in one of these blog posts from a while ago. Hemingway talks about the juice in his Paris Review interview. It’s basically that feeling you get when writing when everything starts flowing, you’re not … Continue reading

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The Coffee Battle

This is gonna be a silly one, but there is something here that requires thought. For some people, deep introspection; for others, a causal consideration. If you read a lot of interviews with writers where they speak about process, you … Continue reading

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Submission Fees

When I was submitting stories back in the early internet days, I remember payment was scarce. For paying markets you generally needed to submit the old fashioned way by postal mail. Gradually, online paying markets started to emerge. It was … Continue reading

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Digital Einstein

A story on The Verge discussed Princeton’s new Digital Einstein archive. The archive allows anyone to freely browse thousands of documents written by, or regarding, Albert Einstein. I browsed over some of them, but certainly have not yet had a chance to look … Continue reading

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Writing Against the Clock

Procrastination is a problem for a lot of people. For those writing it’s death. I know a few writers (or beginning writers from years ago) who have tried to force themselves to work on a deadline. Some join creative writing … Continue reading

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