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Posts about Writing

How to Write a Story (for Geeks)

So maybe you’re a geek and you want to write a personal story for someplace like Fray. Writing, like life,…

Modern Rituals

I don’t have a lot of rituals in my life. I check email every five minutes, but that’s just a…

NaBloPoMo Q&A 8: Never Tell a Story Like It’s Not About You

Louise asked: I was wondering if you have ever regretted your transparency on the web. Has it worked as a…

If It Bleeds, It Leads

With my month-long experiment in daily posting a week away from its blissful conclusion, I thought I’d check to see…

What’s on Your List?

So me and six thousand of my friends are participating in National Blog Posting Month right now, which means we’ve…


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