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Monthly Archives: February 2010

What I Learned about Writing this Week…from Writing Itself

Over the past two-and-a-half weeks, I have written five posts (counting this one) for UnstressedSyllables. What I’ve been writing for this blog is not fiction.


Since I joined Unstressed Syllables, I have added 6,000 words to my work-in-progress, a paranormal novel entitled SHADOWS AFTER MIDNIGHT. That’s compared to the preceding six weeks of teeth-pull-writing that garnered me a measly 7,000 words. Now, I find myself putting together story scenes in my head when I’m away from my computer.

Why You Should Keep a Blog (Part 1)

You should keep a blog. And, yes, I mean you personally.

Today’s post is for everybody. Today’s post is about the benefits of blogging to casual writers just trying to get simple ideas across. Today’s post could just as easily be named, “How Not to Look Like an Idiot.”

I Am a Writer (Technical Writing Exercise)

Write up a short autobiography of you as a writer (300-900 words). Make it three sections, with appropriate headings, and generally answer the questions above. Tell us where you’re coming from, so we can better help you get where you need to be.