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Writer’s Challenge: Create Your Inner Sanctuary

Maybe you’ve just started writing. Maybe you’ve been writing for forever and need a new tactic. With this challenge, you’ll explore what you really want as a writer – from the inside out. I dare you to take two hours … Continue reading

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From the DarWrites Vault: Center of the Storm – You and Writing v.s. anxiety

Today, I need a kick in the pants to write. I’m sitting at a laundry facility, wishing I was down in the pool, waiting for words to come. And of course, when you set aside specific time to write, the … Continue reading

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From the Vault: Write What you Love and the Rest Will Follow

“Do everything you can to secure your dreams. Take the basketball to the basket. Take a chance and go for the layup. Believe your dreams are worth it.” Darlene Reilley They tell you to write what you know. They tell … Continue reading

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A Blueprint to Becoming a Published Writer

Hey, writers! I’m excited to announce a new guest post by Theresa Barker. Thanks, Theresa, for sharing your insight into writing and the writing life! Take it away, Theresa!         A blueprint to becoming a published writer … Continue reading

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A Study in Second Person: Italo Calvino’s If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler

  A Study in Second Person: Italo Calvino’s If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler  Darlene Reilley You, the reader, think that no one can sustain a second-person point of view novel, however you are proved wrong by Italo Calvino. … Continue reading

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Character and Consequence: Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray

Character and Consequence: Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde writes, “Each of us has Heaven and Hell in him” (164). Writers showcase the darker aspects of humanity because it is both thrilling and educational. The dimensions of … Continue reading

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Coffee Talk and Writer Secrets #3

  Hey, writer. How’s it going? I hope you’re having a fabulous week and are looking forward to work and everything else life has to offer. But I’ve got a question for you, and for being brave, I’ll let you … Continue reading

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A Gift for Writers

  Hey, writers! I made a fun and useful tool for you. Writer’s Planner 2017 Enjoy! Darlene

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Emily’s Ghost: William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily”

Let’s talk about Ghosts. A Rose For Emily is the tragic story of a life cut short by one woman’s choices, and her attempt to deal with the aftermath. Emily Grierson’s life is shaped by the influences of two men: … Continue reading

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Coffee Talk and Writer Secrets

Good morning, writers. How is the writing going? Have you done your 48-hour check? Have you written in the last 24 hours? Have you planned when are you writing in the next 24? I’ve been thinking a lot about where … Continue reading

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