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The Art of Writing and Speaking the English Language – 1903

At one time I was a partner in a retail antique shop on the Balboa peninsula in Newport Beach, California. My business associate and I were both in education, running the store in the summer during the height of the … Continue reading

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Finding the Angle

You sit at your desk or take a walk and, as you do, you scratch at your brain’s stored content and loose ends. You want to find an angle for your story and a world backdrop against which your protagonist … Continue reading

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And you write because?

And you write because? A good question. Have you thought about what compels you to write? Writing¬†seems to be something I have to do, like eating. I grow unhappy or unsettled if I don’t have the opportunity to write regularly. … Continue reading

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The Blogosphere … A Great Place!

As writers, we’re works in progress, always writing as much as we can. Books about writing fill our book shelves. We’re also always reading as much as we can. Novels and anthologies crowd those same book shelves. We’re always learning, … Continue reading

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What do you see?

Do you ever decide to make a few changes, switch things up a bit, and then run into a snag? With writing, we all know altering one word or one sentence can have a ripple effect throughout the paragraph or … Continue reading

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T.G.I.F. and Writing

T.G.I.F. … Thank God it’s Friday.¬† How many times have we said those words to ourselves or shouted them to a friend or to anyone who might be listening? If you’re a writer, this means you’ll probably be able to … Continue reading

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