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Let’s READ again (like we did last summer!)

I am going to take it upon myself to give out some more writing tips which you can use, discard, or argue with me about. I feel compelled to do this because there is just an overload of trash available … Continue reading

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Come on In! You are Welcome!

Remember the old comedian’s lament when he was getting no audience response from his lame jokes? “I know you’re out there, I hear you breathing.” I’m getting that feeling. I know that there are a few of you out there … Continue reading

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Writing Tips – take ‘em or leave ‘em.

Writing a fiction series is more difficult than writing independent novels. You may write in a chronological fashion, and naturally you think that way. You have built your characters, you know them intimately. Your first instinct is to “just pick … Continue reading

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Mark Twain – RACIST!

“You can’t depend on your eyes if your imagination is out of focus” ~ Mark Twain I read somewhere that some school system had removed “Huckleberry Finn” from the library because it was “not politically correct” in that Huck’s companion … Continue reading

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Writer’s Block?

I had a fellow interview me a couple years ago and asked me about “Writer’s Block” and I answered that I never had believed in writer’s block, except that it is just an excuse to not write. I’ve always felt … 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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