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How I Learned the Value of My Words

Quite a few years ago, I would have laughed at the idea of calling myself a writer.  Writing was something that found me when I was a teenager, growing through many difficulties.  747 more words


You Want to Write, But You Think You Can't

So, you love to write, yet you think you can’t?

Of course you can!

For starters, you enjoy or long to express yourself on paper. Right? 525 more words

Thoughts On Writing

No Ordinary Cover

I found this on You Tube. I have to admit I’ve never heard of the band, but this guy has a voice and they are good! 48 more words


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Morning Musings on Writing

If I had more time I’d write you a shorter letter. Variously attributed

Is shorter writing more vigorous writing? All things being equal, is a 300 word essay on penicillin more vigorous than a 3000 word essay? 445 more words

We invite them in

We invite them in – with our stories

This was supposed to be a brief review of Peter Straub’s Ghost Story a book that some critics have called “one of the most frightening novels you will ever read.” I think most readers are familiar with the story (it’s been out since 1979, and still feels remarkably fresh and modern to today’s reader, although perhaps the lack of cell phones might be a sore point. 519 more words

Liz McAdams

Writing Guidance From Online Tools

Is your writing fit or flabby? Enter your text into this writing tool to see:

http://writersdiet.com/?page_id=4 (external link)

The reasoning behind this tool is somewhat complicated but understandable with study. 112 more words