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Vanessa Nix Anthony

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Vanessa Nix Anthony is a freelance lifestyle journalist and copywriter. Her work has been published in magazines, newspapers and websites all around the country. A native Californian, Vanessa moved to Portland, Oregon in 1997.

You can find her waxing poetic about food, family, cooking, movies and travel at TheGrooVyFoody.com and serving up small business marketing and freelance writing advice over at ThePortlandWriter.com.

Her book of poetry is available on Amazon and featured here on Goodreads at

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Vanessa Nix Anthony I show up to the blank page and I keep writing. Since I work as a copywriter and freelance journalist, I don't actually believe in writer's block (not…moreI show up to the blank page and I keep writing. Since I work as a copywriter and freelance journalist, I don't actually believe in writer's block (not many in these vocations do).

There are times when you have to write and you may feel more or less inspired or more or less motivated but every time I've had to produce work or had a deadline to meet—I can.

You just have to remember, the brain behaves like a muscle, the more you work it, the better it works. The flabbier you let it get, the harder it will be to flex it when you need it. Want to train your brain, set a time for writing and show up, every day to that blank page and write something. The more you do it, the better you get. (less)
Vanessa Nix Anthony Children's books. I've been honing my illustration skills and working on writing AND illustrating these books.
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“Fiction is the truth inside the lie.”
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“Running a close second [as a writing lesson] was the realization that stopping a piece of work just because it's hard, either emotionally or imaginatively, is a bad idea. Sometimes you have to go on when you don't feel like it, and sometimes you're doing good work when it feels like all you're managing is to shovel shit from a sitting position.”
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“If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
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“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.”
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