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Diet For a Writer’s Life

Write every day. Read intensely. See what happens. -Ray Bradbury

It’s a lifestyle choice.

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Writing Like a Turtle

This is what I tell my writing students...

Every writer knows, that to make progress you have to take risks. To tell the truth and really leave it all on the page, you will feel vulnerable, like the turtle sticking it’s neck out.

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Take risks.

But that’s the only way you’re going to get anywhere. Inch by inch. Little by little. Keep moving forward and you’ll get there. Your readers want truth and risk and all those messy bits of life on the page.

Happy Sunday to my collegereadycoach.com tribe.
xo, Lisa


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What Writers Say: Life in the Wink of an Eye

Jack Kerouac on writing and life.

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Make a Wish and Dream Big

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Dream big.


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Want to be a writer? Read, write, repeat.

Want to be a better writer? Read more!! Advice from Stephen King, who knows a little bit about the craft. This is the same advice I give to my student writers every semester. Reading and writing are connected. So, read, write, and repeat.

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Advice from Mark Twain On Writing:

“Experience is an author’s most valuable asset…”