How to mine your emotions to fuel your writing

“The primary subject of fiction is and has always been human emotion, values, and beliefs.”
― John Champlin Gardner Jr., The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers


Even when conditions are right, being happy can be a tall order. Reckoning with the happiness myth.

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Why you should sometimes take a break from writing and how to go about it

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three crumpled pieces of paper on top of two blank sheets of paper
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  • Skilled
  • Recognized

A Dream

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…and that’s just what they’ll do

The Change seems to have its perks, after all

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How to keep rolling with the punches as time goes by

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“I don’t believe in ageing. I believe in forever altering one’s aspect to the sun. Hence my optimism. And to alter now, cleanly and sanely, I want to shuffle off this loose living randomness: people; reviews; fame; all the glittering scales; and be withdrawn, and concentrated.”
― Virginia Woolf, A Writer’s Diary


…or: How to Celebrate Christmas Without Family

“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!”
― Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!


Why would you want to be a writer anyway?

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What my first 500 Medium followers mean to me

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And why that is OK

Andrea Pronk-De Palm

Enterprising writing editor with a love for books and a passion for online media, an inquisitive mind, an outspoken opinion and her Heart in the Write Place

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