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Being a Writer

What’s in a pen name?: To Pseudonym or not to Pseudonym

What’s in a pen name?: To Pseudonym or not to Pseudonym

A Session with Ethan Cross and Lou Aronica   There are a lot of different reasons to use a pen name, the obvious one being that people can’t say, spell, or remember your real name. I also know some authors who use a pseudonym because of a conflict with their day job. For example, one […]

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Getting Unblocked

Getting Unblocked

A Session with KJ Steele Have you ever noticed that all living things seem to have some form of movement or flow? It may be physical movement in all of its diversity. Or it could be as subtle as a brainwave or thought. Perhaps it’s as undetectable to others as a feeling. Even a supposedly […]

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Lexicon, Rhythm, Proximity and the Literary Voice

Lexicon, Rhythm, Proximity and the Literary Voice

A Session with KM Cholewa Voice, in writing, is an intangible. It is neither installed nor crafted, but emerges from the elements of craft. It “happens.” The writer can mindfully punctuate and structure sentences and develop characters, but the writer doesn’t do “voice.” Nor is Voice the sum of parts. Discussions about the elements of […]

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