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Writerly Tools

We've discussed in previous posts the idea of a writer's "tool box." It is a metaphor I first saw in Stephen King's excellent book, On Writing. The idea is that you have certain tools at your disposal. You're more skilled with some tools than with others, so you need to learn to use those tools you have more creatively, and avoid the ones you're shaky on. It's also a reminder for what tools you really have - and usually, you have more tools than you think. (Read more »)

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