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Facebook Link Roundup

Here’s a recap of some great Web links I’ve posted on Facebook. New ones go up every Thursday, so “Like” Write Directions. And don’t forget to subscribe to Write Directions’ monthly newsletter, which also lists resources for writers, in addition to original articles, publishing info, inspirational quotations, etc. Are you making these errors? Big thanks to Prof. Paul Brians of Washington State University for compiling this excellent site of common English errors. Image as featured […]

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Facebook Link Roundup

Here’s a recap of some great Web links I’ve posted on Facebook. New ones go up every Thursday, so “Like” Write Directions. And don’t forget to subscribe to Write Directions’ monthly newsletter, which also lists resources for writers, in addition to original articles, publishing info, inspirational quotations, etc. Report accurate medical facts Do you need facts or stats on medical conditions for your writing project? This CDC website is a great resource for that.   […]

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Drawing of Brain with a "Logic" side and a "Creative" side, from Re-route your mind, by Beth Mende Conny

Re-route your mind

Neurons are the building blocks of our nervous system. We have 100 billion of them and their job is to transmit information. New information, new pathways. New pathways, increased ability to learn, adapt and remember. Scientists once believed this building process occurred only in infancy. They now know it occurs at all stages of life. The most important stage? From my perspective: now.

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Facebook Link Roundup

Here’s a recap of some great Web links I’ve posted on Facebook. New ones go up every Thursday, so “Like” Write Directions. And don’t forget to subscribe to Write Directions’ monthly newsletter, which also lists resources for writers, in addition to original articles, publishing info, inspirational quotations, etc. For Poetry Lovers If you love poetry, this resource site is for you! Image as featured on Masters in English. Mind Maps What is a mind map, and […]

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Meet the author: Don DeArmon pens a delightful hitchhiking memoir

I’m jazzed to introduce you to Don DeArmon, author of Keep Going. Don attended one of my classes on book writing and later became a client — one of those rare ones who love and respect the written word and writing process. Frustrated as he was at times, he never backed off of the need to revise, only to revise his revisions. He was in for the long haul, and his hard work paid off. […]

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Best books 2015 (with some others thrown in)

I’m a book addict. I always carry one around and pack several when I travel. I keep a precarious tower of books beside my bed and a couple in the bathroom. Of the hundreds I haul around each year, I complete a relative few. Not all books hold my interest. Sometimes it’s the writing or subject matter; other times it’s …well, I don’t know. One of my New Year’s resolutions, is to read more books. […]

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Holiday gifts for writers, Part 2

In a previous post, I wrote about holiday gifts that I, as a writer, don’t want. Here, I’ll tell you what I would like. I’m willing to bet a stack of stickies that you’ll want some of these as well. Gift cards Like many writers, I have an addiction to stationery supplies. I drool when I walk through aisles of loose-leaf binders, pens, paperclips, padded envelopes, etc., etc. Back-to-school sales make me hyperventilate. To help feed […]

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Holiday gifts for writers, Part 1

The holidays are a time of assumptions. People assume — sometimes accurately, sometimes not — what writers would want as gifts. They mean well. They want to acknowledge our efforts and facilitate our journey. But sometimes their gifts are not want we need. Examples, all from personal experience: Pens I already have lots of them. I buy several dozen at a time because I go through them quickly (and lose them quickly, even though I […]

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1776 by David McCullough

You need to read

After talking with a friend the other day, I got off the phone and thought: “She needs to read.” It’s a great way to get your mind off things, for sure, and to touch something deep, and to be entertained. And as important — to learn new stuff. I love new stuff. The world is so big and complicated and interesting. All this brain food feeds the head and heart, and before you know it, the […]

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