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Creatively Kicking Clichés to the Curb

In my last post, I described trying to write when it just wasn’t happening as “swimming in spaghetti”. A couple of people commented on that being an apt and original way of Mechanical-Pencil holding tipdescribing the experience. It also fit me because I’m Italian and could picture just how difficult it could be tangling with spaghetti.

However in my original draft I simply had “sinking in quicksand”.

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Writing is Not Always a Novel Idea

Writing: Not a Novel Idea“So, you’re a writer? What is your book is about?”

If you are a freelance writer you’ve heard this phrase frequently. You may explain that you write short stories, devotions, how-to articles, as well as information pieces, advertising, and copy for websites.

“So one day you will write a book?”

“Maybe so” I might add, “Right now I’m content with what I’m doing.”

They don’t believe me.

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