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Ruts Happen

The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth. I heard that somewhere once and it has always stuck with me. Some would say it is a depressing quote to keep around in the brain file, but I like to think of it more as a good swift kick in the butt …

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When the Muse is Starving

When the muse is hungry, nothing gets written. Pretty simple. In the hustle and bustle of the daily grind, I find that it is my poor muse who is forgotten first. She is left to loll around in the corner, scrabbling for crumbs. Poor thing. I need to dig this book out again, and start …

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It’s Not You, It’s Me

Have you ever noticed that when you are struggling the most, others seem to be passing you at a record pace? Recently, I have felt this way with my writing. I have mentioned in a few posts that Life, with a capital L, has gotten in the way of my creative pursuits as of late. …

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Care and Feeding of a Muse

This is another flashback to honor NaNo. It is something that I tend to forget when I let my daily life, work and writing stress me out. The first thing I seem to cut out of my schedule is the care and feeding of my muse. Poor girl has been shoved in a corner and is …

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Drivel or a Kick in the Ass?

I shared this article back in 2012 during NaNoWriMo. Just came across it again today. Excellent article in Time about NaNoWriMo and what it is or is not. Critics of the event say it produces nothing but drivel and crap, but proponents of it say it gets those all important first words down so you …

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Embracing Imperfection

Chasing Imperfection CHERYL FASSETT ♦ APRIL 19, 2012 ♦ 3 COMMENTS “Embrace exuberant imperfection”  (Chris  Baty, No Plot, No Problem) For years, I have been intrigued by the Zen concept of beginner’s mind. In its simplest explanation, it is the ability to allow yourself to be a beginner at something you have done a million times. …

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Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen

This post ends with one of my favorite writing-related videos! Enjoy Write that! CHERYL FASSETT ♦ JULY 16, 2012 ♦ 15 COMMENTS Anyone who has ever attempted to write a story or a book, or even an essay, understands how hard it is to talk about what your are writing.  I imagine that people working …

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Fueling the Fear

With NaNoWriMo just underway, I delved back into old posts with a NaNo theme. I came across a few from four years ago that I wanted to share again. This first one talks about fear and writing. The Monsters Under the Bed CHERYL FASSETT ♦ SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 ♦ 11 COMMENTS I have never been scared …

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