Confessions of a Control Freak

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I discovered the other day why I love writing so much. Besides, you know, the obvious. It’s because I love creative control! MUST. BE. IN. CONTROL. It started in middle school when I started doing international Theatre Organ competitions. I needed to be in control of which music I played and how the song sounded. In high school, I directed …

Writing through Winter – Fighting the Winter Blues

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Michigan is not very friendly come January and February! They’re definitely the two most difficult months to get through. The holidays are over and we’re left with subzero temperatures and the constant pelting of snow. It’s why I always schedule myself a vacation to see the family in Florida sometime during these two months! (It doubles as a read-a-thon.) I’m sure it’s no …

Writing More In Less Time

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For a long time, I had the serious problem where I could only get a couple hundred words down per day. Then, I’d go through and reread everything I had written and edit the crap out of it over and over again. I don’t need to explain how COMPLETELY INEFFECTIVE this was. You know. Then one day I read a …