Chase March Writes

I have written screenplays, novels, and am working on a few different projects. I share my passion for writing with advice, tips, and book reviews for writers. This page will also feature any works in progress and samples of my work.

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Move Through the Bad to Get Better

Jeff Tweedy, of the band Wilco, has this advice for people who want to write songs. I think it can apply to any creative endeavor and would even work to help motivate our students. Be Okay With Bad “It’s going…

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Can a Poem Save Your Life?

Write a Poem, Save Your Life: A Guide for Teens, Teachers, and Writers of All Ages by Meredith Heller “The first line is a gift, whispered in my ear; I don’t know where it comes from, but I know it’s…

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Objectivity and Feedback for Writers – The Ultimate Checklist

The Author’s Checklist: An Agent’s Guide to Developing and Editing Your Manuscript by Elizabeth K. Kracht “Behind every bestselling author . . . is a handful of agents who likely gave that author the feedback they needed to revise and…

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Exercise Your Writing Muscle

Exercise Your Writing Muscle

“You can begin to bring writing into your life with small exercises that needn’t take more than ten minutes at a pop. And, again, there is no right or wrong here – just opportunities to use a muscle that has…

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Writers, Set Your Pages on Fire!

Set the Page on Fire

Set the Page of Fire: Secrets of Successful Writers by Steve O’Keefe “Everyone who can read is qualified to write and capable of crafting something in print that is powerful and important.” I took lots of notes while reading this…

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Pantsing is the Best Way to Write

Pantsing the best way to write

There are two types of writers. Those who extensively plan and those who start writing not entirely sure of where their words will take them. The former people are the ones who compose outlines and are sometimes referred to as…

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Build Vocabulary by Reading an Article a Day

Read Daily - Teaching Tip

I love when I get great teaching ideas from whatever is I am reading in my spare time. This one comes courtesy of Alan Gelb from his book, The Seven Steps to Confident Writing. I think I will make this…

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Don’t Plan Everything (Freestyling and Pantsing)

Pantsing & Freestyling

I have a theory about writing and where ideas come from. It basically goes something like this, you can’t force it. You need to let an idea cook for a while before it is ready to come to life on…

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Write With Confidence in 7 Steps

Seven Steps to Confident Writing Book Review

Seven Steps to Confident Writing by Alan Gelb Everybody could benefit from learning how to express themselves clearly and persuasively in a piece of writing. Unfortunately, many of us see writing as “the thing we had to do back in…

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