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Guilty

I want to talk about guilt. Sometimes I mutter to myself, “I have left undone those things which I ought to have done.” It has, from time to time, seemed the defining quality of my life. I don’t feel guilty … Continue reading

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Never giving up

There’s a line in the book Silverlock by John Myers Myers. I’m paraphrasing here, but it goes roughly: “She gave every sign of being a quitter except for one – she didn’t quit.” Not quitting is, I think, the last … Continue reading

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Eyes open

Writers, and artists in general, have a reputation for being unworldly and incompetent in money matters and the practical bits of life. It’s an expectation that is born when we’re children, with “That’s a nice hobby, but you’ll need something … Continue reading

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Break it down

Most of what I write is microfiction, stories under a thousand words. Five years ago, the prospect of writing a whole novel was daunting, almost unthinkable. Today I have a completed first draft of one novel, the bones of a … Continue reading

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What do you need? I mean, really?

In the last post I talked about the power of knowing what you want. I believe it’s the first step to being a warrior writer. It might also be the step that takes the most time. There’s a quote from … Continue reading

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Like you mean it

A few months ago I wrote a series of blog posts about keeping chickens, including what to do if you had to kill one. I read one article about killing chickens in which the author began with, “You must be … Continue reading

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What do you mean, “Just do it!”?

The warrior needs to concentrate and focus. In societal terms, we’ve spent decades messing up our ability to concentrate and focus. Sound bites, the fast-cut montage ad, video games, multitasking, call waiting, the list goes on and on. The lauded … Continue reading

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