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C’mon! Just The One More.

I told myself I’d stop doing it. Just quit. No more. No mas. Zip. Zilch. Not even one.  But nope.  There I was, doing it again. Sure, I was up early. Had all good intentions. Then… Shit. Just. Happens.  I

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The Desolate Road Is A Motherfucker

The writing… Hmmmm. Let’s just say that’s it’s been a desolate road. It twists. There are hairpin turns that’ll rip you apart from the g-forces, shredding flesh from bone. Your hope – to come out unscathed. A miraculous misgiving of nothingness

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When A Turkey Is Not A Turkey

Hey you. Psssssst! It’s me. Remember me? Yeah, it’s been a while. Too damn long, in fact. Like they say, the only thing that time creates is more time. Well, they don’t really say that. I do. And I just

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FIGHTING CREEPING DEATH

“…The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”  ~Sylvia Plath It comes up from the screen, crawls across the back of your hand and waits. It’ll sit there, staring at the unsuspecting – you – until it decides it’s time. Tentacles

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Editing 101: WELCOME TO HEL

Editing is the most fun you can legally and ethically have. HAHAHAHAHA! I’m totally lying. Sometimes your writing just, well, sucks. That’s where the editing writing process comes in for the writer because, editing is writing. Always. They’re connected at

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You Are Commanded To Write Thusly. Or Whatever.

Very recently I wrote The Writing Commandments For Self as a guide for writer self-preservation. It’s there for writers’ to stop beating themselves up over their writing. It got me to thinking, yeah, I do it on occasion. Anyway, thinking…

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The Writing Commandments For Self

Nope. No one called out to me. I didn’t hallucinate after desert ‘shrooms. I didn’t hear a voice that may or may not have been there. I didn’t trek up some godforsaken mountain in the middle of the sun-scorched, swampass

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20 Reasons Why You’re Writing Might Not Get Done

You’ve been watching the Olympics and now you’re thinking, yeah, I will look good in a swim brief. No. No you won’t. And, you’re welcome. Leave it to the athletic professionals. That’s not the only information I’m here to give.

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The Constitution + Guns + Religion = Orlando Or Anywhere Else. Anytime.

Pick a spot on this Earth. There’s religion clasping its grabby little hands on the edges and poking its head around every corner. There’s guns, too. All sizes and types. There barrels at the aim. Triggers erect and ready for

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Writing With Confidence Because ALI

I had a different idea for this post. It was going to go in a completely different direction. Like a 360° spin, go back 360°, and then take a 180° and exit. But… Shit does indeed happen. With the passing

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