Using Extended Metaphors in Your Writing — Part Three

Welcome to my final post on crafting an extended metaphor that runs the length of your creative writing. These lessons apply for fiction as well as nonfiction, but for the purposes of this series I've focused on examples from my recently published memoir, Committed: A Memoir of the Artist's Road. In Part One of this series …

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Say ‘Hi’ for Me

It's August in D.C., which means nearly everyone who lives and works here is elsewhere. I'm spending some quality time with my family right now and this blog will be silent for a few days, but below are links to some blogs I enjoy whose authors appear to be continuing to post during the summer …

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Creativity Tweets of the Week — 7/1/11

While away at my MFA residency I'm highlighting some of the  links I've posted in past Friday posts. CREATIVITY “Top 10 Creativity Definitions,” Maria Trautmann, Creative Bliss: Not a bad idea to make a list, because I’ve never seen one definition that captures the complete essence of the concept. “Do We Need to Be Crazy …

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A Stylish Blogger

I've avoided having to pick my "Fave Five" friends because I've never had a phone from T-Mobile. Here in the United States, the mobile phone carrier advertises a service with free calls to five friends. Who would want to learn they are at best  my sixth favorite person? I face that dilemma now. Through the …

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Fear of Rejection

Every writer wrestles with the fear of rejection, their finely crafted words dismissed by agents, editors, publishers, readers, neighbors, spouses, children... well, I'll stop there. But in a guest post I've written for Milli Thornton on the Fear of Writing blog, I discuss another case of fear of rejection, one I faced when embarking on …

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Creativity Tweets of the Week — 03/04/11

Do you have tiger blood and Adonis DNA? Then you, like Charlie Sheen, can handle the Creativity Tweets of the Week. The links below on creativity and writing are only for F-18s that deploy their ordnance on fools and trolls. The inspirational links can only be handled by total bitchin' rock stars from Mars. If …

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Write There: Style is Not a Mystery

Today we're featuring a guest post from Milli Thornton, writing coach and author of "Fear of Writing: for writers & closet writers" (a copy of which is on my bookshelf ). There are oodles of books and courses out there designed to help writers with style and voice. But sometimes trying to learn these things …

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