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  1. From Manuscript to Published Work: A Mindful Progress Report - week 2


    Hello Friends!


    How is the rewrite going? Well, since you askedÖ Itís not. Itís horrible! Not how I had planned the week at all! Without boring you with the details, letís just say I became very busy after my last blog post and that, folks, is that. In the evenings, too? Yes, in the evenings, too. (Sigh.) Not to mention one very exciting trip to a very interesting junk store that sparked more of an interest in writing horror than fantasy. It was literally falling down; I could ...
  2. From Manuscript to Published Work: A Mindful Progress Report Journal - week 1, post 1


    Hello Friends!


    Iíve heard that one great way of staying on track and accomplishing your goals is to share them with other like-minded folks who can help keep you accountable to what youíve planned. Not that I expect or am looking for that degree of commitment from any readers here (in fact, it would be overwhelming), just the idea of reporting my progress seemed beneficial enough. Who knowsómaybe it will help some other writers accomplish their goals?

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  3. Making the Transition from Career Writing to Creative Writing: Part 2


    Itís All in Our Approach

    I want to to start with how we approach our task. I am not emphasizing the audience here, but rather seeking to examine how the writer is influenced by his training as he sets out to write. It is my contention that the career professional gets Ďlockedí into how he sees the world, because of his training. This may make it more difficult for him to connect with his intended audience. So, letís take a look at two approaches, a business article ...
  4. Making the Transition from Career Writing to Creative Writing: Part 1 - Introduction

    Out of all the books and articles I have read on writing, only two directly addressed the transition writers must face when writing outside of their career skill set. I wish I could find them, but my entire library is currently boxed up in storage. The insight they have brought me has changed how I view writing. Over the past decade, their kernels of wisdom have sprouted into further thoughts on the subject which, hopefully, will also be helpful to you.

    The reason this transition into ...

    Updated December 27th, 2018 at 11:26 PM by Megan Pearson (to categorize)

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    The Writing Craft , Thoughts from Outside of the Box
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