Banishing Valentine's Mediocrity: A Literary Gift Guide

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By Amy Marcott

It's no picnic buying gifts for creative types. We do, after all, abhor cliché for sport. And few times of the year claim such conventional, iconic gift giving as Valentine's Day. Now, I'm not saying that writers don't enjoy receiving flowers or heart-shaped doo-dads on February 14th.

But if you hand the writer in your life a Whitman's Sampler, can you be sure there isn't a voice inside their head saying, Dear God. Is that the best you can do?

February 6, 2013 | Amy Marcott

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Creative Procrastination Part 2: More Ways the Internet is Good for Writers

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Writing and free time are precious. If you're going to be online, you might as well be as productive as possible—especially if you're just taking a quick "break." Part one of this article listed sites offering visual stimulation as well as language prompts

November 29, 2011 | Amy Marcott

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