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Are You Writing For Yourself Or For Readers?

Writers give various reasons for why they write.  Some do it to earn lots of money.  Politicians and actors are given outrageous amounts of money for their memoirs or books about what they believe.  Most writers produce stories and books to appeal to readers.  They...

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Freedom Of Speech

The First Amendment of the Constitution allows American citizens to enjoy freedom of speech.  Other nations fear their leaders because the citizens can be punished, sometimes killed for expressing their views in public.  Writers are at times public enemy number one to...

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Wisdom Is Not the Same as Knowledge

Wisdom Is Not the Same as Knowledge       A lot of people think they are philosophers just because they think they are smarter than most people.  But wisdom is not the same as knowledge.  Knowledge is like an instruction book while wisdom is the ability to use the...

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Writing Historical Fiction

A subject that my mom hated when she was in school was history.  But she enjoys reading books that took place in the past.  Any book that is supposed to take place during WW II makes her remember how things were when she was a girl at that time.  Those who write...

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What if?

As a science fiction writer, I love to write what if stories.  Some popular TV shows and movies deal with what if.  "The Man In the High Tower" is such a program.  It is about America if we lost the Second World War.  Germany controls the Eastern part of America while...

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Are You An Investigator Or An Insinuator?

A generation or two ago, two of the most admired investigators were Woodward and Bernstein.  In the movie about them, Robert Redford played Woodward and Dustin Hoffman played Bernstein which was perfect casting.  People who enrolled in journalism schools wanted to be...

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Heroes, Villains, and Expendables

A hero is often someone who is doing his job in such a way that he has no regard for his safety and doesn't mind if no one notices.  A villain is someone who often thinks he is doing what is right because it supports what he wants.  An expendable is often someone that...

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