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It’s the Thought That Counts

     I have a friend who became an executive for Hallmark cards in Kansas City, Missouri.  I don't know if he is still there.  But years ago he was on the Hillcrest High School hall of fame board.  If my books and/or music becomes popular my picture might join his.  I...

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Writing Plays and Scripts

2     The world is a stage and we are all players.  Those who write plays control a world of their own creation.  Over a decade ago I entered a screenwriting contest and entered a script titled "To the Nth Degree."  It was about a brother and sister and their friend...

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Fantasy Writing

Some of the first stories many writers write are fantasy stories.  The first story I wrote back in first grade was a fantasy story about a dragon.  When I cut its head off, two little girls I had a crush on came out of its neck.  Those little girls probably have...

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Writing For Children

I have been writing stories since I was a child.  Back then, I wrote simple stories because I was just starting and didn't have as much experience with life as I do now and have been exposed to a lot of things.  Back then 55 years ago I hadn't read all that much and...

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Western Style Writing

     One type of story that is as American as the flag is the western.  It has been popular for nearly two centuries and has been blended with other genres.  There are adventure stories, romances, war stories, biographies, history stories, and even science fiction.  A...

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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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