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Category: Author/Writer Tips

Remembering Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver

To lose the poet Mary Oliver seems hard, just now: she was a poet who provided not only the solace of beauty but showed that it was possible to look at darkness and see the light. She was 83 and had been treated for…

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The Only Story in the World John Steinbeck on Kindness Good & Evil the Wellspring of Good Writing – Maria Popova

A decade later, and a decade before he won the Nobel Prize in Literature, Steinbeck turned this abiding tug of war between good and evil into a literary inquiry in East of Eden (public library) — the 1952 novel that gave us his beautiful…

What Does One Word matter? Doctoral Women on Twitter — Jeanne de Montbaston

  A few days ago Dr Fern Riddell, a historian (who, like me, works on sex and gender), was involved in a nasty twitter conversation with a man who poured scorn on her expertise and – gasp! – what he considered to be her…

When Writing Sucks: How to Deal with Writer’s Burnout — northern words

But if you’re wanting to take your writing to the next level, you’re going to have to learn to deal with Suck Days. It might not be easy, but here are four things I’ve found that make the Suck Days not only more manageable,…

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