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Anyone Can Write; An Author Re-writes

When I was young, I worked with a playwright who proudly proclaimed he wrote final copy. He typed out the play and when he took each sheet of paper out of the typewriter, he was finished with it. That was … Continue reading

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A Different Voice

Today I learned that Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine has purchased a short story I submitted to them in October. That’s a pretty quick turn-around time actually, considering the volume of submissions they receive. I signed the contract and sent it … Continue reading

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Homophones – the Land Minds of Writers

(and yes, that won was on purpose, as was that one.) It’s rare that you can scroll through a day’s worth of Facebook posts or memes without seeing a homophone – a word that’s pronounced the same way though it’s … Continue reading

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Two Wonderful Words

Today I added two wonderful words to the manuscript I’ve been writing: The End. After  a very intensive 3 months, I have a complete first draft – working title: The Stable – that runs 98,000 words – 380  pages using … Continue reading

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Snip and Slice

I was reading a blog post earlier tonight about “5 Tips to Becoming a Writer.”  It wasn’t bad advice, if you want to write for yourself and never be published.  If you do want to be published, you must learn … Continue reading

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