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For All Struggling Artists: Remember the Long Ones

Dear Reader, About a week ago, I was listening to an interview with a musician who was talking about how the greatest works in their catalog were written quickly and effortlessly. As a (slow) writer, I really hate hearing things like this. Yes, I’m really happy for anyone who is able to make a masterpiece… Continue Reading

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If Success Hasn’t Come Yet, Remember the Late Bloomers

Dear Reader, You might have noticed how the media tends to favor those who are young and powerful, and shies away from those who are older. If you need proof, just look at the majority of magazines. You don’t even need to read the magazine. Simply look at the covers. Who are you more likely… Continue Reading

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When the Inkwell Dries Up: Appreciate

Dear Reader, I admit that I am really bad when it comes to thinking of things to be thankful for. I often get caught up and consumed in what I don’t have that I completely forget about the things that I have to be thankful for. While I sometimes realize the big things (food, shelter,… Continue Reading

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When the Inkwell Dries Up: Time Travel

Dear Reader, It would be a great thrill if we could go back to the past on a giant time travel machine, especially if we were not subject to the consequences of the dizzying, disorienting effects that I imagine come with traveling back in time in a tiny, tight machine. As for now, there seems… Continue Reading

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When the Inkwell Dries Up: Reclaim Your Enthusiasm

Dear Reader, I used to question and doubt the existence of writer’s block. That was before I started to go through prolonged periods of feeling like I had nothing to say. While I now do believe in writer’s block, I also believe that there are certain steps one can take to get through this period,… Continue Reading

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When the Inkwell Dries Up: Hide Out In a Coffee Shop

Dear Reader, I used to question and doubt the existence of writer’s block. That was before I started to go through prolonged periods of feeling like I had nothing to say. While I now do believe in writer’s block, I also believe that there are certain steps one can take to get through this period,… Continue Reading

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