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The Girl and the Dog: Fiction Fragment

She reached down for the water bottle at her side, remembered it was empty only when she brought to her lips, sighed, and hung her head. “I should have stayed in the city.” She knew she was wrong about that, of course. The city is where it all started. Things were still bad there. And the smell? She didn’t want to think about the smell. But at least she knew what to do in the city. What abandoned stores to search, which apartments had storerooms others might now know about, what neighborhoods were left at least somewhat intact after the Event. She could find something to eat there. Something to drink. A place to sleep. Hell is other people, though, as someone once said. However…
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Where to Get Inspiration For Your Writing

Contributed Post Everyone, well many people at least, like the idea of becoming a writer. Sitting in a cafe, with a pen and paper, creating notes that will eventually come to a solid piece of work? It’s a romantic image, for sure. But let’s not forget that one of the reasons why it’s such a highly valued craft is because it’s difficult to do. The world would be a poorer place if anyone and everyone could be an outstanding writer. So what differentiates the can-do’s from that can’t-do’s, when it comes to writing? It’s all about the inspiration. While inspiration is elusive, there are places you can look for it. We take a look at a few places below.  Pexels – CC0 Licence Your Past…
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Spurring Your Creative Writing Decisions

Contributed Post Pexels It’s extremely easy to struggle when trying to maintain a certain level of written creativity. Even the best writers experience block from time to time. Of course, to some degree this is a natural process. How can a writer be continually expressive? Not only is there a great degree of self-editing and grammar that must be adhered to, but writing can be deceptively tiring. It might not feel as immediately freeing as casting paint on a canvas. Of course, you might be bursting with ideas. It’s just that sometimes it can be hard to know where those ideas might direct you as you sit down to put words to paper, or your word processing software. Of course, a great method of simply…
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Escaping Writer’s Block

Photo credit Writer’s block is a truly horrible thing, especially when you earn a living from your creativity. Unfortunately, the more it plays on your mind, the longer it will last. Therefore, finding ways to escape this situation in a fast and effective fashion should be top of the agenda. Whether you’ve just entered the slump or have been stuck in a rut for some time, these five ideas should serve you well. Keep Writing If you can’t get under, over, or around the wall, there’s only one option left. Break through it. Break away from your normal writing discipline to try songwriting, poetry, or fan fiction. It doesn’t matter that this is unlikely to be your best work. The main thing is that you’ll…
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3 Benefits of Regularly Writing out Your Thoughts

Image via Pixabay The funny thing about writers is that they like writing. Hold on; I promise this is going somewhere. You see, writers may engage in the act of writing in order to generate an income — as in the case of professional copywriting, for example — but it’s rare to find a writer who writes professionally and who doesn’t also enjoy writing about various topics for his or her own entertainment, or as a productive hobby of sorts. Most people can barely stomach the idea of writing anything longer than a standard Facebook post or Instagram caption. This is a shame, not just because they might find writing fun or fulfilling if they gave it an honest try, but also because there are…
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