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Sitting Your Ass Down to Write

Sitting Your Ass Down to Write

Or, A Ventilation on Writing Themes I practice yoga, and one of the most important tenets echoing throughout yoga studios is about “Showing up to the mat”. As in, one of the most important parts of your practice is starting it in the first place. Each day, every day (or nearly everyday), just show up and do it. No matter how good, mediocre, thrilling, settled, scattered, vigorous or languorous the practice ends up being. This yogic mindset is something I’ve always tried…

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PSA: Beta Reading

PSA: Beta Reading

Why Beta Readers are the Secret Backbone of Writers Wikipedia defines a beta reader as the following: “a non-professional reader who reads a written work, generally fiction, with the intent of looking over the material to find and improve elements such as grammar and spelling, as well as suggestions to improve the story, its characters, or its setting. Beta reading is typically done before the story is released for public consumption. Beta readers are not explicitly proofreaders or editors, but can serve in that context.” This, though,…

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