Word by Word

Practical insights for writers from Jessica P Morrell

Cheryl Strayed on Grit, Healing, and the Writing Life

I’ve used the word grit more in the past  few years than I have in my lifetime. And, alas, in the past few months I’ve needed so much grit and resiliency that I’ve had to dip deep into my reserves.  I dare not run low. If you’re also needing more steel in your backbone, read […]

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The Page Will Hold You Up

“Intention is the writer’s soul.” William Zinsser Like many people there are parts I love about my life and parts I’m not so crazy about. The part I love is early mornings at my computer with the sky changing in the east, the click of the keyboard, the words that emerge unplanned. The quiet that […]

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