L.A. Kennedy

Beyond the story

By Jeff Goins Hello there from quarantine. You might be feeling some shame for being unproductive or lazy or depressed during this time of crisis and social distancing. Please allow me to make you feel better. I am doing this worse than you, I promise. Did you go for a walk in the rain on …

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by Lisa Cooper Ellison Quarantine day one. I sit at my desk and hold my pen. Nothing happens. Quarantine day two. I stare at my computer screen and wonder what the hell is wrong. I mean, I wrote through Lyme disease, even on the days when my brain barely worked. Quarantine day three. I scribble …

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By Hannah Fielding When I say ‘a writer writing’ to you, what image flits into your mind? You may see a person bashing away at a typewriter, or scrawling frenetically in a notebook, or staring vacantly into space surrounded by balled-up sheets of paper, or glaring at a blinking cursor on an empty computer screen. …

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By Valerie C. Woods As someone who writes for a living, I have to say the funniest meme I’ve seen during this shelter-in-place era has included the line: “When you find out your normal daily lifestyle is called ‘quarantine.’” Sheltering in place is what I do, especially when I’m working on a script. Not that I’m …

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by Erika Bennett To say we’re living in a weird time is an understatement. Coronavirus (COVID-19) has a majority of our lives on pause, leaving us with a lot of extra time we didn’t have before. To all my writers, if you’ve ever dreamed of writing a book now is the perfect time to get …

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BY L.A. Kennedy It is a common joke, or at least one I’ve heard may times, writers can lock themselves away for days on end. I, for one, can do this for great stretches, without feeling the pressing of the walls. Lately, however, it is feeling rather claustrophobic, like I haven’t seen another human in …

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