“One Sunday morning while grumpily clutching my coffee, I tuned into Ghost Adventures where Zak Bagans yet again found himself possessed by a demon,” Heather says, rolling her eyes.  “I became frustrated, deciding right then and there that I would write an honest and thoughtful account of what it’s really like to investigate the paranormal.”…

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This guest post by Creative Writer’s Workshop member Kim Chamberlain, who is steadily making excellent progress with her memoir. Kim is a music teacher, clarinetist and jazz singer with lots of great stories. Kim can be reached at [email protected]. My writing coach’s words from a month ago reverberate inside my head: “You have four long…

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When the young writer didn’t communicate in his usual combination of valley-speak and text-speak, I knew something was up. “I’m crazy-busy,” he spouted, jittery as an overly caffeinated Chihuahua. I paused to inhale, maybe have a thought, so he anxiously interrupted to cement his point. “Like, OMG, cray-cray busy!” Oh, NOW I get it! Sure,…

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As if Frankenstein himself is busting down the door, many writers are freaked slap out by the deadline.  The writer will cower and bargain with the monster, begging for more time to explore and re-work.  Any argument tempts nature like a rooftop experiment in an electrical storm ultimately making the writer feel crazy-mad, defeated and,…

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