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Who I Am and Why I'm Here

I’m doing the Blogging University course from WordPress and task one is to write a post about who I am and what I do – or why I blog. 894 more words


ON WRITING POST -- BOOK REVIEW: Stephen King's On Writing

The best part about writing, at least for me, is the creation of the story. I have no problem coming up with plot line, character and (hopefully) if I do my job right,  plot twists that bring the reader to their knees. 590 more words

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ON WRITING POST -- Rules for Writing Fiction from Elmore Leonard

Commended by critics for his gritty realism and strong dialogue, Elmore Leonard sometimes takes liberties with grammar in the interest of speeding along the story. In his essay “Elmore Leonard’s Ten Rules of Writing” he says, “My most important rule is one that sums up the 10: If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it.” He also says, “Try to leave out the part that readers tend to skip.” 725 more words

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ON WRITING POST -- Advice from F. Scott Fitzgerald: You've got to sell your heart

Late-1938, eager to gain some feedback on her work, aspiring young author and Radcliffe sophomore Frances Turnbull sent a copy of her latest story to celebrated novelist and friend of the family, … 560 more words

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ON WRITING POST -- Quick points from Stephen King's On Writing

This super short list is in the spirit of William Strunk’s The Elements of Style, Rule #13 — omit needless words. The points are drawn from Stephen King’s On Writing. 216 more words

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ON WRITING POST -- What to do when you can’t write

Thoughts from Liz McAdams (Ed Note — I know, eh?)

It happens to all of us, sometimes, we turn on the computer or pick up the pen, and although the house is quiet and the caffeine levels are high, you get nothing. 508 more words

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Twisted Sister Writer’s Digest

(Apologies of course to the real Writer’s Digest, but we couldn’t think of a better title.)

This of course is your crash course in all things writing – and it’s only the tip of the iceberg. 172 more words

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