Monthly Archives: June 2010

ODDS AND ENDS FOR WRITERS

Here are some thoughts for writers that might be helpful. Mistakes most often made by beginning writers: Ineffective rhythm; too little dialog; obscure motivations; changing the mood for no good reason; too many adjectives and adverbs; too little use of … Continue reading

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A QUITTER OR A SUCCESS

´╗┐It may seem strange for me to say this, but the first step in getting published is to produce a complete body of work that is the best you have ever written. Some writers try to go at it backwards … Continue reading

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WHAT ARE YOU WRITING?

Non Fiction – Articles or Books ACADEMIC – Words for those in the academic life or those who would like to be. Philosophic, poetic, informative, essayists, etc. INSPIRATIONAL – Chicken Soup for the Soul, Cup Of Comfort and this style … Continue reading

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SO YOU WANTA WRITE. WHY?

In the nearly 30 years I’ve been writing, it’s always amazed me how many people I meet say they want to write a book someday. At first I was never sure what to say to them. Later, I began to … Continue reading

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