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Singular They: Older than you Think

Elle Boca, a dear author friend of mine, went through my Beats manuscript with a fine comb (for which I can’t thank her enough). 729 more words


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Nicholas and the vagaries of the English Language :D


Ultimate Guide - Chapter 11

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Audio Book Creation Tips

This chapter touches on a process that I attempted. My brother drives a cab in our hometown. He has been a big supporter of my books and my writing. 1,320 more words

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Ryan O'Neill's Five Tips for Writing a Short Story

By Ryan O’Neill

(photo credit: Rachel Saunders)

A few years ago I spent a lot of time looking for writing tips to use in one of my short stories called, “Seventeen Rules for Writing a Short Story.” One thing I discovered is that just about every writer who has ever lived has some advice to give on writing, and that it’s very rare for any two writers to give the same advice. 723 more words


He Shoots, He Scores! Daily Writing tip #2 - Set Some Goals

On our road to daily writing, we’ve outlined the idea of setting a time to write every day and sticking to it. While we are creating that daily habit for ourselves, we can do additional things to help us succed.  307 more words

Thoughts on Writing: Tropes & Cliches

Many young writers, I assume, are a little overly obsessed with making their story the most original thing ever. And by original, I mean some balls to the walls concept that NO ONE has EVER thought of – something so far out any reader would be hopeless not to sit back and go “wow, ain’t that… 533 more words


Impromptu Wednesday: Writing Prompt

We will start off with an easy one.

Create a journal or diary of your day. It doesn’t have to be long, maybe 1,000 words, but make sure to add in everything you can remember: the people you saw, the things that you did, everything you heard and how it all made you feel. 13 more words