The Best Passage You Wrote in 2022
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by David Duhr
1y ago
Discussion questions: What is the best thing you wrote last year? A line or passage that made you sit back and think, “Wow, I’m a talented writer!” And are you willing to share it with us? If so, copy/paste it in the comments below. Provide some context if you want, or let your words speak […] The post The Best Passage You Wrote in 2022 appeared first on WriteByNight Writers' Service ..read more
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Op-Ed: Everything Sucks
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by David Duhr
1y ago
There’s a scene in Cormac McCarthy’s The Road where “the man” finds some slow-flowing water. In this dry and ashy post-apocalyptic landscape, it’s a potentially life-saving discovery. I pictured myself diving headlong into the water, splashing around and taking immoderate, choking gulps and probably screaming and peeing from the excitement and relief. But the man […] The post Op-Ed: Everything Sucks appeared first on WriteByNight Writers' Service ..read more
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Prompt: “All sorrows can be borne”
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by David Duhr
2y ago
  Writing Prompt: Write a response to the following line from Karen Blixen (aka Isak Dinesen): “All sorrows can be borne if you put them into a story or tell a story about them.” If you’d like to share — and we hope you will! — post it in the comments below.       WriteByNighter […] The post Prompt: “All sorrows can be borne” appeared first on WriteByNight Writers' Service ..read more
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Your Best 2021 Writing Experience
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by David Duhr
2y ago
  Discussion question: What was your best 2021 writing experience? That one particular day when every word was the right word? That time the walls came down and you wrote your way through a problem that had been nagging at you for months or years? Or when your writing and the environment in which you wrote […] The post Your Best 2021 Writing Experience appeared first on WriteByNight Writers' Service ..read more
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Your Best 2021 Reading Experience
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by David Duhr
2y ago
    Discussion question: What was your best 2021 reading experience? When timing, environment, and the book itself came together in a memorable way?       For me, the joy of reading is as much about timing and environment as it is about a book’s quality. Maybe even more so. I’d rather read a bad […] The post Your Best 2021 Reading Experience appeared first on WriteByNight Writers' Service ..read more
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Prompt: In 2021, I; In 2022, I
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by David Duhr
2y ago
    Writing Prompt: Fill in the blanks: “In 2021 I ______” and “In 2022 I ______.” Your responses do not have to be about writing & reading! Take it where you want it to go; let it take you wherever it wants you to go.       I’m writing this post December 29, […] The post Prompt: In 2021, I; In 2022, I appeared first on WriteByNight Writers' Service ..read more
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The Writer’s Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide
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by David Duhr
2y ago
    Discussion question: Help us build the writer’s ultimate holiday gift guide. What are the best literary gifts you’ve ever given or received?      Every year my family ask me what I want for Christmas and every year I run through a quick mental checklist of my preexisting interests (reading, writing, baseball) and […] The post The Writer’s Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide appeared first on WriteByNight Writers' Service ..read more
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Prompt: Hurts, Hearts, Keep Going
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by David Duhr
2y ago
    Discussion question: This week we welcome two new writing coaches! For a prompt, write a response to one of the following pieces of writing advice offered by Tariq and Darcie: 1) Write what hurts most; 2) Keep going; 3) Ask yourself what the story is doing in the reader’s heart.       This […] The post Prompt: Hurts, Hearts, Keep Going appeared first on WriteByNight Writers' Service ..read more
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Prompt: All the Places You’ve Written
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by David Duhr
2y ago
    Discussion questions: This week I want us to take a look at some of the memorable places we’ve written, whether they’re former favorite writing spots or one-time stolen moments during our travels, or even during our everyday lives. Write about the places you’ve written! And like last time, feel free to share a photo. […] The post Prompt: All the Places You’ve Written appeared first on WriteByNight Writers' Service ..read more
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Prompt: Your Writing Space
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by David Duhr
2y ago
    Discussion question: This week’s post is a simple prompt: Write about your writing space. And share a photo with us!       I’m writing this in my writing space. It’s a corner of a wooden table, a stack of books just behind my open laptop (current read: Two Big Differences, an excellent new […] The post Prompt: Your Writing Space appeared first on WriteByNight Writers' Service ..read more
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