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What Makes a Book a Good "Read"?

What makes a book a good “read”? This has been a question I’ve been pondering as I’ve been reading Ron Chernow’s Grant. As I write I’m 680 pages into the book and into Grant’s presidency. 571 more words

On Reading

He Touched Me

Often while listening to music on the radio, from recorded tapes, CD’s, records, or otherwise whenever the urge hits, I will break out singing. More than likely, I am alone when I start my follow-along crooning. 1,082 more words

God Smiles

The two halves of effective writing

As I prepare my workshops on effective writing this year, I’ve come up with this simple graphic to express the two basic principles.

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Why 'Show Don't Tell' is a Load of Sh*t and Will Only Take You So Far. Part 1

We have all heard it a million times before….

Teachers and bloggers drone on and on about it, Editor’s like me, plaster it over your manuscripts until you can no longer see the typed words on the page, and in your dreams you run from serial killers wielding knives, screaming “Show me! 1,764 more words

Good Writing

WriteOnSisters.com's tips for writing a great manuscript

Having trouble figuring how to write your novel, or wondering how you can tell if what you have is any good? This article by WriteOnSisters.com can help.

Good Writing - wait, what does that look like?

I recently read an article by author Jeff Goins about “Good Writing Vs. Bad Writing” (I’ll put a link to the article at the end of this post) and it really got me thinking. 166 more words


What Makes Content Good?

So, I’m asking for a friend: what makes content good? I am considering writing my first book and trying to self publish. But I keep going back and forth on whether I want to do a fictional piece, or something non-fiction. 138 more words