Word by Word

Practical insights for writers from Jessica P Morrell


We’ve almost limped through another heat wave around here and it’s ending not a moment too soon. I’ve been living in Oregon since 1991 and the weather has profoundly changed in these past 27 years. I never imagined unrelenting sunshine could be so punishing. When I first arrived here I’d marvel at natives splashing around […]

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It’s August….

          And the year is spinning away. Days are growing shorter and the glittered-up glories of summer are fading. If summer has weakened your writing practice or made you foot draggy; if no splendid hopes  keep you at your desk, take heart.  Forget all those writerly maxims and get back at it. Here’s how:   […]

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