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My Five Favorite Pieces of Writing Advice

My Five Favorite Pieces of Writing Advice

Since graduating college, I’ve been a magazine journalist. The first half of my career I spent on staff as an editor at various women’s magazines, the second half as a freelance writer. I have loads of advice to share for the newly graduated who have the same dream I did — to see your name […]

April 10, 2014 | By | 21 Replies More
Writing Advice…Past Tense or Present Tense?

Writing Advice…Past Tense or Present Tense?

Emma Darwin teaches creative writing and is currently working on her third novel.  We asked her if she could outline the advantages and disadvantages of Present Tense and Past Tense in writing. It’s one of the apparently simple, but huge, decisions you have to make, right at the beginning: will your main narrative be in […]

November 8, 2013 | By | 35 Replies More
You’re a Writer. Now Act Like One!

You’re a Writer. Now Act Like One!

My entire life had been in a single large city.  I loved the important hustle of the daytime and the somewhat dangerous excitement of the night. Art and fabulous food fed my deeper cravings. Still, I always felt that my forever life was waiting for me somewhere drastically different.  On impulse, I moved to San Diego, […]

September 6, 2013 | By | 62 Replies More