Monthly Archives: October 2021

Novel Contest

The Masters Review is hosting its first Novel Excerpt Contest. Emerging writers are invited to apply. The Review focuses on offering a larger platform to new writers. Self-published writers and writers with story collections and novels with a small circulation … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

The Coin Sara Teasdale Into my heart’s treasuryI slipped a coinThat time cannot takeNor a thief purloin —Oh, better than the mintingOf a gold-crowned kingIs the safe-kept memoryOf a lovely thing.

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Keep Writing

Brian Clark of Copyblogger offers these “10 Steps to Becoming a Better Writer:” 1. Write2. Write more.3. Write even more.4. Write even more than that5. Write when you don’t want to6. Write when you do want to.7. Write when you … Continue reading

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“Forget Failure”

“Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it.” Will Durant, historian Great advice! Simple, isn’t it: Just let everything go that might be holding you back. Surrender yourself to the page, … Continue reading

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“Sparky” Soars

The late Earl Nightingale, a motivational writer and speaker, once told a story about a boy called Sparky, who endured more than his share of hard knocks. For Sparky, school was a disaster. He failed every subject in the eighth … Continue reading

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Wave Riders

We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it — but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.”   Oliver Wendell Holmes October 12, is the traditional Columbus Day — and a nautical theme seems apt. When I … Continue reading

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Quiet Listening

“Anyone who puts pen to paper can have a prose style. In almost ever case, that style will be quiet, sometimes so quiet as to be detectable only by you, the writer. “In the quiet, you can listen to your … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

Miracle Who is in love with loveliness, Need not shake with cold; For he may tear a star in two, And frock himself in gold. Who holds her first within his heart, In certain favor goes; If his roof tumbles, … Continue reading

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Worldly Wisdom

“You have to believe. Otherwise, it will never happen.” Neil Gaiman A gathering of more wise words from peak performers in a range of fields: “Every day is another opportunity to start again and to be better.” Misty Copeland, Principal … Continue reading

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Freedom, Flowers

“With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?” Oscar Wilde Oscar is among my favorite writers. There’s something about his incredible range that inspires me: He wrote witty plays, glorious fairytales, a wildly original novel, and … Continue reading

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