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First Drafts are….well, you know.

You remember what Ernest Hemingway said about first drafts, don’t you? If not, I’ll remind you. Good old Ern said, “First drafts are shit.” The man had a way with words, didn’t he? Well, he was right. I’ve known writers … Continue reading

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Less is More!

I just glanced at a old book by Carson McCullers (Member of the Wedding) and I noted that it was only 179 pages long. I got through my childhood by escaping through reading so the joy of the written word … 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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