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Writing Cards and Letters on a Snow Day

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Writing Cards and Letters on a Snow Day

Hello everyone, my name is Laura and I've been working at Pen Boutique for a couple of months. I wrote our Elf on the Shelf Instagram posts during December and I also love doing our Ink Splats on Instagram. Now I'm going to start writing a weekly blog! I was an English major in college and have always loved writing, so I am very excited about my expanded social media role. We had a snow storm last night here in Maryland, so the store was closed today, and I think the perfect way to spend an unexpected snow day is...

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Writer's Corner

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Since the late 1940s, there has been an actual designated psychological condition called “writer’s block.” Even great American fiction writer F. Scott Fitzgerald struggled with this affliction. Many things can be attributed to this condition including illness, anxiety, distraction and the pressure to create. Some writers need a personal muse or divine inspiration to put “pen to paper.” The best coping method is to sit down and simply start writing.One kick-off is to concentrate on being descriptive. Anton Chekhov suggests “Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of the light on broken glass.” Graphic novel author...

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