Writing is learning to practice the piano

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When your father first commands you to play the piano, when you sit down on the cold bench, you don’t crunch out the fifth symphony, do you? You don’t even come close. You bang at the keys for fun, feeling out the sound and rhythm of the piano. Then you come back (a feat of […]

Five Proven Tips for Self Editing

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We’ve all been there: that point when you’re done with a story, essay, manuscript, or what-have-you and still reeling from the elation of feeling the accomplishment. Chances are you’re eager to get on with the next step in the process so you steamroll ahead, but is it really the right step? As writers, we all […]