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Why Writers Need Those “Never Again” Moments

Colleen M. Story

 

Whenever I visit a pier—any pier—one of my favorite things to do is to walk along and read all the boat names.

It’s fun to see what people choose to call their watercraft, but I’ve also found that when I’m lucky, one of the names will have something special to say to me.… Read the post

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How to Use a Writer’s Intuition to Strike Creative Gold

Colleen M. Story

I recently spent a good six months struggling to make progress on my next novel. The sole reason: I couldn’t hear what my writer’s intuition was telling me.

In an effort to solve the problem, I returned to craft, seeking solutions in plot, characterization, and timelines.… Read the post

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When “Writing Every Day” Isn’t Producing the Results You Want

Colleen Story Colleen M. Story

You’ve heard the advice “write every day.”

It good advice, especially if you’re serious about having a long-term writing career. But what if you’re doing it—you’re showing up—but you’re not happy with the results?

Maybe you’ve suffered some of the symptoms:

  • When you do sit down to write, you stare at the page, unsure where to start.
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7 Mistakes I Made on the Way to a Publishing Contract

Colleen StoryColleen M. Story

My first book is scheduled to come out the last week in September.

It’s an interesting time for me. As I look back over the last nearly 20 years of writing (I’ve worked full-time as a writer since 1997), I realize I’ve had a lot of illusions about what this time would be like.… Read the post

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