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Crossing the line and converting personal experience to fictional writing is a paralyzing fear, but why?

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I’m going to be honest. I call myself a writer, but I’m not really.

Not yet.

Sure, I’ve spent years writing on my various blogs and crafting random short stories and tidbits of ideas…


Why we might be seeing the end of social media as we know it.

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I know, that’s a pretty bold statement considering most research shows that as of 2020 over 3.6 BILLION people are using social media worldwide. …


Why “writing what you know” is stifling your growth as a writer. Here’s a better way to see true growth and find your writing voice.

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One of the most common bits of advice I’ve seen for people trying to learn and grow as a writer, well aside from “write every…


On a recent episode of Creative Pep Talk Podcast, there is a snippet of conversation in which they talk about the significance of a pin that the guest is wearing that says “I have seen the future”.

Go listen to the episode, I’ve linked it above.

But the gist is…


I heard a line the other day that has really stuck with me. The context of where I heard it isn’t really important, but the line was:

“Sometimes you hear things and think… that’s UNBELEIVABLE” -Dave Matthews

I’m a pretty observant person. Photography has allowed me to really take notice…


Some day I’d like to make something amazing.

I enjoy seeing all of the amazing work that my friends are making. Incredible work ranging from physical items crafted by hand to brilliant bodies of photography/video work.

Then I look at what I’ve made, what I’ve shared, what I have “coming…


Everyone wants to build a style. Build their unique brand. Find a way to stand out.

We stress over it, struggle with comparing our work to the work of others we look up to. …


As a photographer, it wasn’t always obvious why I needed to learn how to write well. After all, a good image should stand on its own, shouldn’t it? We shouldn’t have to explain the photo to a viewer if we’ve done our job in crafting our photograph.

To a certain…


How many times have you hit play on a favorite movie or album? We’ve all done it, for our favorites, probably a thousand times. But when was the last time to hit play with the intention of really studying what it is you’re watching or listening to?

I’ve long admired…


I’ve been writing on blogs in some format since back in 2006 and while I may not be “well known” or “famous” as a blogger or writer, I’ve learned a few things along the way.

The biggest problem I see with so many people, myself included as I went on…

David (UsuallyDave) Szweduik

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