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Is Your Writing Worth Reading?

The Internet has been both a blessing and a curse.  It is a blessing that people that would have been rejected by publishing companies are finally having their stories and books published for millions to read.  But often those stories and books could only be published...

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How To Write Conversationally

When is the last time you heard a person talk profoundly to his dog or cat?         "Come here, thou furry companion.  The one I have bestowed the name of Buster, the canine  pictured in Buster Brown shoe ads."          Who in their right mind talks like that?  It...

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Would Jesus Read Your Stories Or Books?

   One of the ten commandments states that no one should use the Lord's name in vane.  I find that many preachers constantly use the Lord's name in vane when they write books that might mention God.  But He takes second place to the writer and what he believes.  Some...

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Oh the Horror

Oh the Horror

What scares you?  What makes you wake up screaming in the dead of night?  Write about your fears.  Sometimes adrenaline junkies need the rush of a good horror story.  Satisfy their needs.  I have a creature I love to write about called a demon wolf.  It is the size of...

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What Is In A Name?

What Is In A Name?

      The names that writers give their characters can often determine what type of people they are.  If a person had the name Irvin Garfarckle, what type of person do you think he would be?  Does it sound like someone you would trust as your lawyer?  Or does it sound...

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Sometimes You Have To Fake It

Sometimes You Have To Fake It

I often tell people half the things I talk about I don't know what I'm talking about.  It's just that you don't know which half I don't know.  As a science fiction writer, writing about things that might not come true in my lifetime is...

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