Monthly Archives: January 2013

What? There’s More?

Yes, here are two more writing tips. You can take them or leave them. I may be brash for “offering” writing tips, but I have been writing both fiction and non-fiction for a long time. I wish someone had given … Continue reading

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Even MORE Writing Tips!

Here are a  couple more things I have learned over the years. Perhaps you already do these things. If so, maybe a new or young writer will find them of value. Tip: After you have finished your first draft and … Continue reading

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More Writing Tips!

First, why should you listen to me for advice on writing? John Beckman is not exactly a household word (in the houses where people actually read books). The answer is: you don’t have to. But I have been writing semi-successful … Continue reading

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Writing Tips – For Free!

I just finished another John Grisham book, “The Racketeer” and it is typically Grisham; a great read. A convoluted and complex plot that keeps you guessing right up to the last page. That is talent. But it is also talent … Continue reading

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Trash for Sale!

I wish I could write trash. If I could write trash novels I would be wealthy. Am I jealous of trash writers? You bet I am. They sell hundreds of books – books filled with military jargon, sex, aliens, zombies, … Continue reading

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Verisimilitude (What is THAT?)

ver·i·si·mil·i·tude NOUN 1. appearance of being true: the appearance of being true or real 2. something that only seems true: something that only appears to be true or real, e.g. a statement that is not supported by evidence Well, isn’t that what … Continue reading

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Hooray for F. S. F.

I was delighted to find that F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic “The Great Gatsby” was available for Kindle. I have several printed versions of this novel but my vision has deteriorated to the point that my Kindle DX is the answer … Continue reading

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