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Using Life’s Hardships to Make You a Better Writer

Today’s guest post is by fantasy author Ashley Carlson:

“I’ve been thinking lately, about our relationship,” she said, studying her nails.

“Yeah?” he answered, looking up from the couch.

“And how . . . I’m not sure . . . we should be in one anymore.”

This wasn’t a scene from my latest WIP, though I sorely wish it was. No, this was a conversation I recently had with my boyfriend of two yearsUsing Life’s Hardships to Make You a Better Writer—a man I lived with, a man I’d imagined marrying. A man I’d slowly come to realize wasn’t the right one for me. Continue Reading…