Writing What You Know by Meg Files

Kannon McAfee - the declinations guy

I may enter my first short story contest (Writer’s Digest, under 1500 words, deadline January 16th), but what is more important now is getting down deeper to what underlies my fatigue and the frustration of creative energies to release myself from that fatigue and release those creative energies more completely than ever.

I have Meg Files to thank for that. I’m reading her book Writing What You Know (it gets a 5-star rating here on good reads). I highly recommend it. Some of what I’ve written lately will never be seen by anyone. I’ve had to drop the barriers between confessional ‘diary’ writing and ‘fiction.’ Now I’m writing things — telling my stories — that have wanted to come out of me for years, but that I really did not want to think about again or see staring back at me from a page. This is seasoning me…

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