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Weekly Words: a quote, a tool, and a tip for writers

Quote of the week: "Exercise the writing muscle every day, even if it is only a letter, notes, a title list, a character sketch, a journal entry. Writers are like dancers, like athletes. Without that exercise, the muscles seize up.” Jane Yolen

For Inspiration: On Writing, A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King is one of the most beloved writing resources. In the book, he shares his writing journey along with the many struggles he had in his life and writing. He also offers practical advice for writers and shares the importance of persistence. Warning: as with his fiction books, this one can get a little gory at times.

Tip to Avoid Writer's Block: End each writing session mid-sentence. It is rumored that Hemingway wrote this way to avoid writer's block.

There's a Story Here: Bergen, Norway, 2018

From Next Step Book Coach