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Conquering the Blank Page: Advice for Finishing a First Draft

I'll be the first to admit that I have trouble finishing a first draft. I'll be so honest as to admit I have NEVER finished a full first draft of a novel. But boy howdy, have I tried. And failed. And tried again. And again. And again. Until I ran from the idea of ever… Continue reading Conquering the Blank Page: Advice for Finishing a First Draft

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Writing with Mental Illness

Mental Illness and Creativity: A Mini-History How many of us have imagined the "tortured artist?" A poet or novelist battling with their demons in a dark, solitary room as they pour out their pain onto the page. After hours, weeks, months, they collapse on their desk and breathe the words, "It is done." Numerous famous… Continue reading Writing with Mental Illness