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How a Cow and a Wildflower Saved my Writing – Kicking Writer’s Block

How a Cow and a Wildflower Saved my Writing – Kicking Writer’s Block

All writers get stuck.Call it writer’s block, or call it losing a plot or outline. For me it was slogging through the opening paragraphs of an article I was writing for Astronomy Magazine. No matter how I tried coming up with a slam-bang opening paragraph, everything I wrote stunk. I just couldn’t get my teeth into the heart of the article. In desperation, I got out photos I had taken during the assignment (to the Very Large Array in New…

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What Aren’t You Seeing?

What Aren’t You Seeing?

Fiction writers know that place can be as important as character. Think: Winterfell Minas Tirith Downton Abbey Gotham City Cabot Cove King’s Landing Hidalgo For some reason, non-fiction writers tend to focus on events and people. However, place is just as important for those of us who write non-fiction as you fiction gurus. ┬áIn fact, every place has a story – and for me, it’s a (non-fiction) story waiting to be told. Those waiting include: Pecos Ruins, New Mexico Grattan…

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