Monthly Archives: July 2012

Mechanical Editing

Do you know what “mechanical editing” is? First I should explain that I was a terrible English student in high school and college. I was impatient and the mechanics of English were of no interest to me. It was dull … Continue reading

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Guilt Trip by Ben Rehder

This is a good book. But it took me some time to reach this conclusion. At first it is confusing because every chapter introduces new characters. And there are several different plots going on at the same time. To his … Continue reading

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Appropriate Dialog

I don’t much care for most female authors. Oh, I know that makes me a Chauvinist pig, but hear me out. There are some fine and talented women who write. It is just that their characters lack a realism that … Continue reading

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Biased American Publishers

America decided 236 years ago to separate from Mother England. Yet, even today, American publishers seem in awe of anything written in England and will give manuscripts from foreign writers’ high preference over much better American authors. Do you think … Continue reading

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A bit of Inspiration

Don’t know the origin of this story, but it offers a great lesson. WHEREVER YOU ARE, BE THERE A delightful story is told about a young man who applied for a job as a telegraph operator. He answered an ad … Continue reading

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I love Music!

When I was young bass viols and guitars were acoustic. The only electric instrument was a “steel” guitar and you only saw those in country bands. I was fortunate in that I grew up in the big band era. Glenn … Continue reading

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Errors in eBooks?

Have you ever wondered why every eBook you download from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords or any of the other eBook publishers has typos, missing words, misspelled words, sometimes just weird wording? Let me give you an example of how … Continue reading

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