Writing

Mistakes Short Stories

3 Mistakes I Made When I First Started Submitting Short Stories

These last couple of months have been hard. I’ve accumulated dozens of rejection letters and more heartbreaks than I care to count. But I’ve also

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The Strange Case of Disappearing Stories and the Rise of Internet Censorship

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins hits the shelves causing a digital backlash of epic proportions. Kobe Bryant is killed in a helicopter crash causing dubious

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Internet censorship

Keeping up With Our Resolutions Depends on the Power of the Stories We Chose to Tell

This time of the year is prone to a very peculiar phenomenon: people flocking to the entrance of the gym lost in excited conversations and

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My Year in Writing – Lessons from 2019 and Plans for the Future

The first time I knew I could move people with my writing was when I cold-pitched an opinion article to a big Portuguese magazine. It

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Feedback

How to Recognize Good Feedback and Use It to Become a Better Writer

Feedback is important. In the words of my all-time favorite author, Brandon Sanderson, the people who actually grow up to be amazing authors are the

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How Bruce Springsteen, Neil Gaiman, and John Scalzi Yanked Me out of My Secret Writing Cave and Convinced Me to Start Publishing My Stories

I’m not a Springsteen’s mega fan. But for some weird reason, I found myself gravitating towards his book: Born to Run. Maybe it was because

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Fear of writing
how to write short stories

Lessons on Writing Short Stories (Plus Cover and Title Reveal for My Upcoming Dark Fantasy Short Story)

If you’re reading this article because you want to have a sneak peek at the cover of my upcoming short story, please feel free to

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How to Know If You’re a Writer? or How to Smash Your Fear of Writing?

Writing is partially an obsession or a compulsion. People who are meant to do it are going to do it whether they are published or

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Fear of writing
Friends around the camp fire

What It Truly Means to Write About What We Know

I decided to wait a few years before publishing my writing and I never regretted that decision To write is to know something. What a

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Writing Is Hard, Don’t Trust the People Who Tell You Otherwise

Is writing hard for you? So much that you start wondering about your mental sanity each time you sit down to write? Don’t worry, writing

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