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By: Author | July 26, 2016

For this month's theme of journal writing, we thought it would be fun to ask some writers to share excerpts from their journals and give us a peek into what writers think about writing. Fun for us. Maybe not so fun for them. One benefit of journal writing is that it puts us in touch with our private thoughts. But sharing them with the world? That can be just a little bit...terrifying! So the following posts will be anonymous (which required much less arm-twisting.) Hope you'll enjoy them anyway.  


On Staying Focused

Oh, the dailiness of work! If only it were possible to create a volume of work once a week. It's so hard for me to get motivated the next day. I wake up feeling like I don't want to do this again. And yesterday was a good day...

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By: Author | July 26, 2016

by Sharon Rawlette, author of The Feeling of Value


Whether you’re an aspiring or accomplished writer, you’ve likely had moments (or years at a time) when you’ve worried that you just didn’t have what it takes. I certainly have. I’m a very methodical and analytic person, and for a long time, I thought that these personality traits might prevent me from ever producing a compelling piece of creative writing. For a while, I was a professor of philosophy–a pretty good gig and in many ways well suited to my personality–but even as I enjoyed the steady income and impressive healthcare benefits, I worried that the analytical skills I was honing in my academic career were working against me in my literary endeavors....

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