Suzannah Windsor Freeman

Stop Asking Yourself If You Have Writing Talent

Today, I’m over at the award-winning blog Writer Unboxed to discuss writing talent and whether or not it’s an innate ability or a skill to be developed. Here’s a short excerpt of the post, “Do I Have Writing Talent?” You’re Asking the Wrong Question: Hemingway. Austen. Dickens. Woolf. Carver. We know these names well, these masters of […]

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Still here. Still writing. Just taking a breather.

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Today’s post is written by founding editor Suzannah Windsor. First, it’s great to be back. I’ve really missed sitting down to write something personal to you—especially to those of you who have supported my writing in many different ways over the past five years. Maybe you thought Write It Sideways had come to an end […]

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Google Reader Dead! Stay Connected in 2013

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If you’ve been using the Google Reader RSS system for years as a means of reading all your favourite blogs, you’ll probably already know that as of July 1, 2013, Google is shutting it down. I was seriously shocked and irrationally afraid when I heard the news many months ago. What would I do? Where […]

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‘Compose’ Journal Update—Our Blog Is Live!

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Last year, I shared with you my vision of creating a biannual, digital literary journal which would be connected to Write It Sideways but would also stand on its own. I wanted to give readers of Write It Sideways a regular opportunity to see good writing in practice, and provide another venue for emerging writers […]

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The Biggest Problem with Writing Advice

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Today’s article is written by Suzannah Windsor Freeman, founding editor of Write It Sideways. True story: Once, I wrote a blog post which gave some advice about limiting filter words in your fiction. The post went viral on a social media outlet, which from my perspective was a good thing—writers were obviously wanting to pass […]

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‘Story Is a State of Mind’ Review + Free Bonuses

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Today’s article is written by Suzannah Windsor. Have you ever wondered what the difference is between your average published book and the ones that go on to receive accolades? The type of books that have gold stars and big-name blurbs on the cover? I think I know now. About a year ago, I discovered Canadian […]

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