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Black Metal Writing

I’ve been listening to a lot of black metal lately–two bands in particular–though it’s not music I’ve historically enjoyed. The body painting, studded leather, and fake blood, not to mention the music in general, all seemed ridiculous to me. Even … Continue reading

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A Second Look at Your Favorite Book

Someone told me the other day that he has never reread a book. The idea jarred me. I serially reread my most favorite novels and find enjoyment in each experience. I love reading and experiencing new stories and discovering new authors. … Continue reading

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Writing a Spec script Part 3: Writing.

Hello dear readers, I know it’s been forever and I am mostly to blame for that. Since we last spoke I have had so many adventures I can’t even begin to list them here, and for the sake of seeming … Continue reading

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Don’t Stop at Paper! (Rebecca Black, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and the Rhetoric of Cool)

If you have become a regular reader of our little blog, you know that we’ve posted about We Put Words On Paper’s first live event, SXSCongress Literary Celebration, several times on our site (Here. Here. And Here. The Austin Chronicle wrote about the … Continue reading

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Imagination or Experience? The Dilemma of Writing What You Know

Write What You Know… Is there any phrase uttered more in creative writing circles? A seemingly easy phrase to understand, why is it that when we sit down to “write what we know” nothing happens? All of our experiences are … Continue reading

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Be Bigger Than a Pornstar

I’m trying to make a sell here. I’m not trying to sell you on ExtenZe, herbal Viagra, or any kind of pump.  I’m no Billy Mays; I’m not nearly hairy enough.           That being clarified, what … Continue reading

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No Excuses, No Lies

Stagnation It happens.  Momentum fades and despite your best intentions, nothing seems to get done.  Sometimes it can be a result of writer’s block. Sometimes it can be marked up to burnout. Sometimes, more than anyone really likes to admit, … Continue reading

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We’re Superfreaks, Superfreaks

As the newest member of the We Put Words On Paper group, I feel compelled to introduce myself. Hi! I’m Laura Roberts; you might remember me from such websites as Black Heart Magazine and Shoestring Austin, or you may have … Continue reading

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Soundtrack to My Writing

Soundtrack: Mogwai ~ Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will I write almost exclusively with music. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I can’t have it any other way. Maybe, because I’m not imaginative enough to create without instantaneous inspiration. … Continue reading

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Cockblocked by Pop

Recently I’ve been struggling with two things: Finding the inspiration to write Finding the fucking remote to my stereo And though these things may sound unrelated, they’re not. My radio is currently stuck on 96.7 and without that remote I … Continue reading

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