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Thursday, November 30, 2006

Writing for Trade Mags

Slick consumer magazines are not the only place you can place narrative. Trade magazines--publications aimed at professionals in a particular field--are out there too. Here's more info on ::inkspot::

Friday, November 24, 2006

When you feel liked getting sucked into the vortex of roaming around online to see what resources are online for writers, you can check out this site: http://www.internet-resources.com/writers/.

If you're worried about never surfacing, set a timer--and get off when the dinger dings!

category: resources

Friday, November 10, 2006

Apologies of a Slacker

Sick. Tired. Busy on deadline. Hey, I'm barely cooking these days, and I love cooking. I'm sorry I haven't been posting, but I believe in that time-worn bit of advice: you're not a failure until you give up trying.

Get Out of Your Rut

Somewhere in high school, I picked up the tidbit that creative people don't take the same route all the time. Because I thought of myself as a creative person, I decided I should vary the way I went to and from school. Yeah, there's something wrong in my thinking there, but regardless, there's value in looking at different things. Or looking at things differently.

The human mind is prone to stereotyping and categorizing what we take in. Making connections with what we know, think, and feel already helps us keep mental order.

But looking at things with fresh eyes--whether it's because we're coming at things with a different angle or seeing a building or situation or person you literally haven't seen in a while--can give us a breath of creativity and impetus to write a piece worth reading.