Writing As Habit

The fastest way to become a proficient writer is to make writing a part of your daily routine.There are many variations of the adage that talent matters little when not paired with persistence, and my experiences over the last several months have proved to me that small, incremental steps really can take you farther than you could ever imagine.

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The Pen is Mightier…

Sometimes life can get in the way of your creative goals and endeavors. It’s hard to sit down and write when arguments and expectations are whirling in your head, battling for attention. It’s even worse when the ones you love drag you onto to their stage, shove a tin sword in your hand and push you out to challenge their dragons.

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Stories like Star Wars can help children understand the mysterious world around them by using characters and readily comprehensible plots to present scary, complicated ideas like “the dark side” and dealing with the pressure to do what’s right in the face of what’s easy.

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Don’t Get Oscar-Baited

Red carpets and glimmering statuettes are fun, but don’t let the haters convince you it’s all smoke and mirrors. Whether it’s a Hollywood blockbuster or a carefully crafted YouTube video, visual storytelling puts our lives and our experiences in context.

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