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The Shortage of Words

There is no shortage of words in our world today. Everywhere I turn this year, I feel bombarded by words -- some important, some flippant, some superficial, some profound, some firm with conviction (and some that perhaps shouldn't be), some redundant with talking points, and some just plain irritating. Perhaps this has always been the… Continue reading The Shortage of Words

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Throw the Writing Advice Away

There are so many opinions about how and what you should write. Write what you know. Don't write what you know.  Write something original. There are no original stories. Follow the rules. Break the rules. Don't "It was a dark and stormy night"... Unless it was a dark and stormy night. If you're waiting for… Continue reading Throw the Writing Advice Away

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Where Ideas Are Born

A reader asked me recently where I get ideas for my stories and poetry. This is an important question, especially for young and hopeful authors. I remember a time not-so-long-ago when I wondered the same thing. It’s not a mystery. We treat it as one, but it’s not a mystery. Somehow we fall into the… Continue reading Where Ideas Are Born

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Day 31 – 2018 AWAC

The 2018 August Write Away Challenge If you're just joining us, please feel free to go back and read the previous content so you're up to speed! Otherwise, scroll down for today's prompt. Don't forget! Today is the final day of our first ever AWAC! Contact me to let me know that you've written every… Continue reading Day 31 – 2018 AWAC