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Writing

Using swearing in writing

To swear or not to swear. This is the question many writers face. Swearing in writing is even more a consideration when planning a character who could or would easily swear a lot and possibly gain from it. The point of this article is to consider how we perspective swearing in general life and how it translates into writing. Swearing…

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Philosophy, Travel

In Reading from the Stoic Seneca Today…

I started reading Seneca’s Letters from a Stoic today and, as expected, the first paragraph of the first page and each one henceforth was a philosophical punch to the gut of what I thought I knew. The point in the first letter in regards to both traveling and reading/collecting books is, of course counter to what we think today. The…

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Writing

Poem: Until you have a home

First attempt at a poem I plan to use in a later book. If you’ve no home to stay, Keep wandering far. May your path be free of fear, And no demons cross your way. If you can walk no more, Have no fear, Rest a little here. But never lose your way, This is not your place to stay.…

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Writing

Planning out and writing character descriptions

When I first started writing, I’d see all the lists of character descriptions and traits that are recommended to have charted out before writing. Some of them looked neat. I’d have filled some out for one or two characters then give up.  Trying to define every trait down to a tee became not only tedious, but another way to avoid…

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Writing

A Quick Tip for Finding Writing Inspiration

Ahh, a new writing project. Or adding on to current ones. Whatever it is, there’s nothing worst than running out of ideas. When you’re stuck on a project without inspiration, the place to start is with what you have already done. There are always new ideas lurking in the corners and crevasses of what you’ve already done. The problem comes…

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