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Editing Writing

My Writing Process: Editing to Smooth Out Your Baby

You finished the rewrite? Great! When you examine the first draft vs the second, the changes and improvements should be...
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Writing

My Writing Process: Rest, Review, and Rewrite

Yay! The first draft is done. Well done, that is an amazing accomplishment many people never reach. Celebrate! And take a...
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Writing

My Writing Process: The Painful First Draft

For the next collection of random tips I've learned from about creating a book, let's transition from outlining to writing....
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Writing

My Writing Process: The Outline

Starting a new project can be a daunting task and a novel is a big project. Figuring out your writing...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Short Stories Stort Stories Writing

Stort Story: A Sucking Wound

The door was locked. Axel jiggled the handle again anyway. “What? Still no luck? Imagine that.” Martis’s rasping voice, dripping...
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Travel

It’s Fine to Feel Fear

My only (so far) trip to New York City was for a work convention. The convention was two days and...
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Politics

Diversity: Two meanings

This is a loaded word more than most others. I only want to spend a couple cents in it now....
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Politics

Relying on the Experts

Ah, the experts, whoever they are. It’s so nice we have people we don’t know in whom we can trust...
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Politics

Two Opposing Ideas

There are two quotes that both use this phrase (more or less), one from F. Scott Fitzgerald, and one from...
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Biblical

David and Goliath

I was reading this story as I was thinking of what to write for today’s blog post. One thing that...
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Lists Writing

Good Enough

Good enough? Wha— what blasphemy is this?! It must be perfect! (Whatever ‘it’ happens to be) Everyone knows (at least...
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Writing

Tips for the writing life

Here’s a short, non-extensive, list of somethings I do to make my writing life easier. 1. Coffee Coffee, tea, etc......
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