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Are transcripts of Trump speeches accurate?

Beware the cleanup of politicians’ speeches, as vital clues may be lost in translation.

I’m not so compulsive as to keep a notebook on the subject, but I’ve often heard a politician make a speech and later checked the transcript only to find that their remarks had been cleaned up after the fact. 444 more words


How story ideas happen and what to do about it

Today I want to talk about story ideas—- my ideas, your ideas, anyone’s ideas. To do this I will talk about my most recent story idea as an example. 444 more words


Creating alien languages in #Worldbuilding

Recently I found again some notes I thought were lost on some alien languages I was creating for one of my WIPs. I thought I’d write a little about how I create alien languages. 639 more words

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Anne Lamott's Gems for Novelists

My blog post on August 7, 2017 (Late July Reading) was about the three books I read during the second half of July. I wanted to share more words of wisdom I gleaned from Anne Lamott’s book, … 589 more words

The First Question

One of the greatest lessons I was ever taught I learned in the single semester I had at a University. Long story cut short, I began the attempt to turn my Associate’s Degree into a Bachelor’s in Creative Writing, but dropped out to marry my husband and move across the country to begin my life as a military wife. 627 more words


Must-Read Horror

For anyone interested in horror writing, this is a list published about a decade ago by the Horror Writers Association of must-reads in order to familiarize oneself with the genre. 209 more words

Thoughts On Writing

It's Okay to Breathe

But, remember to get back to work.

I work full time as a ghostwriter. This means I write full novellas and novels for other people to sell and market under a different name. 319 more words

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