FranklyWrite

Live Life and Practice Writing

  Most writing books and most writers say the key to success is discipline; sitting down every single day and writing. But no one tells you how to do it. You do it by forming a writing habit. I am great at hitting daily word goals if there is a deadline with a paycheck looming over …

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We all dream. For writers those mind movies of self-indulgence may include visions of a book cover or a posh office you will be summoned to on the top of the Freedom Tower in New York to ink a million dollar deal. It is okay to dream–it’s where most of my stories come from–but to …

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Subscribing to a magazine may not sound like a writing tip, but it’s the  best one I was given so I’m passing it on. The first action I took when I returned to fiction writing was subscribing to Writer’s Digest. It had been years since I thought about the publishing world–playwrights, TV writers, don’t publish. I …

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