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Writing & Words

How to Be Interesting As Hell On Paper

Agency. It was one of the first things my book editor said to me. “These parts need more agency.” And I obviously said: Like the CIA? And she said: Shoot me. And I said: Is that a CIA joke? So while furiously drinking wine and researching this new writing foe—agency—I had been delighted to discover […]

In: Creating, Creativity, Writing,

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How to Stop Writing With a Stick Up Your Ass

One of the things I get asked about forty hundred times a day (besides whether or not I know there’s a hair sprouting from my chin) is this: [x_blockquote type=”center”]Where’s the line between personality and unprofessional?[/x_blockquote] Because apparently I’m known for walking the line between mental inspiration and mental institution—as every writer worth their weight […]

In: Creativity, Marketing, Writing,

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The Real Trick to Brilliant Writing

You know what makes for brilliant writing? Not what you say, but the way you say it. The execution. The way you jockey your message onto a page. There are 354 different ways to tell any story. (Exact figure, give or take a few thousand or so.) You can start at the beginning, or you […]

In: Marketing, Writing,

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