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Two Weeks in the Oregon Outback: My Stay at the Playa Residency

We are sheltered, those of us who live in cities and suburbs, from the land. We have our trees and parks and nature preserves, but they are approximations, idealized constructs of what we would like the land to be. 754 more words

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Socially Acceptable Idiots

One of the major complaints about both television and the internet is the pervasive belief that they have been dumbed down to the lowest common denominator. 651 more words


One Simple Step to help you Write and Market your Novel

There is one thing you can do that will give you help in the process of writing your novel, helping you keep on track and not meander off into tangents. 615 more words

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Bellingham, Wash., a nice place to die

Washington State mystery author Elena Hartwell is today’s guest writer.

Fiction writers have to juggle many elements, the plot, the characters, the narrator’s point of view, the characters’ motivation.  798 more words

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How to Write a Proper Short Story Cover Letter

As an editor I see a lot of bad cover letters. I can’t help but think folks are following some bad advice out there, so I wrote a thing that might help. 2,918 more words

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How to #Teach the Basics of the #5ParagraphEssay With a #Thesis Graphic Organizer

In our school district, students are first introduced to the fundamentals of a five paragraph essay in the sixth grade. It’s a brand new concept to them, so I teach them the most basic… 404 more words

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