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“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” True for writers?

As a demonically possessed, binge-writing, axe-wielding Jack Nicholson wrote repeatedly in The Shining, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”  The last thing a writer wants to be is dull. Does a writer become dull if he or she … Continue reading

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Easy Writer: When writing is hard, write in a herd

Counterculture Harley riders in the 60’s were social outcasts and small in numbers, so they tended to ride together. Ultimately every rider operates their hog alone, but I’m sure it was more fun and probably safer to do it in … Continue reading

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Scared Straight

The Shining is a good “scared straight” movie for writers engaged in the procrastination/binge cycle. Jack Nicholson portrays a school teacher who takes a caretaker job at a closed resort in the mountains because he wants lots of free time to write … Continue reading

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