On Writing

Why I Love Typewriters

A few weeks ago, I bought an Underwood typewriter at a garage sale for $20. The S and A keys are almost entirely rubbed out, the keys stick sometimes, and the space bar doesn’t work. I love it. I’m hoping I’ll be able to get it working somehow, but I’m just content to punch the… Continue reading Why I Love Typewriters

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What Sylvia Plath Taught Me About Perfection

I find it difficult to get started on a new writing project. Not necessarily because I lack inspiration, but I often can’t bring myself to make that first step out of fear I will be dissatisfied with the results. I procrastinate giving out my work to friends or others for critiquing. I have this undying need… Continue reading What Sylvia Plath Taught Me About Perfection

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10 Things Your Non-Writer Friend Doesn’t Understand

While you are able to enjoy happy and long-lasting relationships with people who have no interest in writing, there are a few aspects involved with your lifestyle that a third party, however beloved, may have trouble wrapping their head around. 1. Why You Can’t Go Out Tonight It is Friday night and your friend wants… Continue reading 10 Things Your Non-Writer Friend Doesn’t Understand

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Don’t Want No NaNoWriMo

To a writer, National Novel Writing Month is like the olympics of literature. It gives those who have been holding out on their creative ideas to explode in a frenzy of words and storylines. The goal is to write 50,000 words (the length of an average novel) in one month’s time. NaNoWriMo has gained more… Continue reading Don’t Want No NaNoWriMo