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Where do artistic and creative ideas come from? How do writers, artists, cooks, parents, crafters, problem-solvers, and other creative thinkers find the spark for their work? Ian Rankin, creator of the…

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Book Travel Writing Lessons

“Kill your darlings” is a phrase familiar to most writers. The phrase is often attributed to Stephen King who said, “Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks…

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A cliché is described as “a phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought.” Clichés are useful in that they convey emotion and character that…

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