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How to Get the Muse to Visit – The Millions

The best advice is the kind that makes you (me!) laugh.     Don’t go on the Internet, even if it’s to jog your memory or to fact-check something you or the Muse has said. You can fact-check later with

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A Room of One’s Own and Time to Think

This posting from Literary Ladies is about Virginia Woolf, but I find myself thinking about Tillie Olsen. I think they were from the same era–perhaps Olsen was a little younger. But of very different economic classes. I don’t think that

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Dirty secrets are the truest secrets. 

A dirty secret: you can only be a writer if you can afford it | Life and style | The Guardian There is nothing more sustaining to long-term creative work than time and space – and these things cost money

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I’ve still got a long way to go, but I’m already anticipating the downside. 

I Just Published a Book: Why Am I Depressed? | Poets & Writers A debut memoirist speaks up about post-publication blues and offers some suggestions for how to cure them. Source: I Just Published a Book: Why Am I Depressed?

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To boost creativity, create a schedule.

James Clear is a source of many smart ideas about productivity, habit formation, and personal change. The Myth of Creative Inspiration: Great Artists Don’t Wait for Motivation The work of top creatives isn’t dependent upon motivation or creative inspiration. Rather,

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Advice worth repeating from Octavia Butler

I just wish this article weren’t riddled with typos. Nonetheless, it’s well worth reading if you can overlook them. I listened to Kindred recently (per her advice, I listen to recorded books during my almost daily walks) and found it

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An inspiring perspective on what it means to join the world of literature.

The Cocktail Party of Writers | GrubStreet.

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