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Finding Your Style As a Writer

As I write, and attempt to improve my skill, one of my concerns is the development of style. Over the years, I have tried to develop a consciousness to how I craft my words. 369 more words

The Everyday Musings

Thank You, Books

I can be a bit of a curmudgeon around the holidays. As much as I would like to blame the PTSD from my days of working retail at Christmas, most of my holiday-based anxiety is of my own creation: pairing my general intolerance for shopping with the self-induced pressure to find the “perfect gift” is asking for trouble. 928 more words


Does Reader Laziness Factor in a Good Book Opening?

Never underestimate human laziness. It can make you millions.

Starting a new book is always a little tedious. Understanding and painting a mental picture of the ‘world’ you’ve just stepped into, becoming familiar with your new ‘friend’, the protagonist and quickly picking up the thread of the story can take a bit of effort. 437 more words


Getting There

I have a friend who is now my administrator. She is a God sent. I hate all the eminence detail that I haven encountered with putting my book online. 152 more words

Fiction Writing

(Im)personal Statements

Last week I was asked to do one of my least favorite things in the world, which is to write a personal statement.

Most of us are familiar with this struggle. 857 more words

Can you teach? Can anybody?

I used to teach, and for a long time, I tried to do it “their” way–the ones who taught us: construct your lectures from primary sources and the most current research, insert them into the teaching space/arena, repeat. 322 more words



(Originally posted on 2/8/2009, on Writingscape V1.0)

Have you ever noticed how one minute, strangers you see on the streets look right through you, avoid acknowledging you or giving you the time of day, but the very next minute, if you happen to do something to trigger it, you’re human and nonthreatening and the Flavor of the Week? 446 more words

Real Life