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The Astonishing Romance of the Writing Life

By guest blogger Meg Sweeney

I see your face on every flower, your eyes . . . the stars above,
It’s just the thought of you, the very thought of you, my love.

Billie Holiday sang those words with her deep, husky voice, and reached into all of our hearts. Lovely Romance: wildly desired, completely innocent, fleeting and all-consuming; and always within our grasp.

For me, I have had romance in the space where I have allowed myself to believe
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Writers and the Fear of Using Our Power

By Milli Thornton

Power. A word that sometimes conjures things we’re afraid of.

I’m accustomed to working with writers who don’t think they have any power, but that’s an illusion. You’re not going to *someday* have power, after you take enough writing courses or after you get published. Every writer possesses great power as soon as they start, and it’s up to each writer whether she uses it or wastes it.

Here are a few powers I came up with during two minutes of scribbling: Continue reading