Category: writing

Reading Like a Writer

My favorite short story writers are Issac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, and Philip K. Dick. These writers took the impossible and made them seem commonplace, then shoved the world off it’s axis at the story’s end. They are fun stories

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List of Words to Be Banished from the Queen’s English

Annual List of Words to Be Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness is Lake Superior State University’s yearly 15 Minutes of Fame. It’s that time of year again. For one or two days a year

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Gahan Wilson’s Plot Generator

Gahan Wilson is a wonderfully twisted cartoonist. I first saw his work in the pages of Playboy and later in Fantasy and Science Fiction. Gahan Wilson cartoons have a kind of sad/horrible/funny feel to them. One of the cartoons from

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NaNoWriMo Thoughts

NaNoWriMo word count as of day 4: 8478. When I first started blogging The Wife told me that I was wasting a lot of time and words that could have been going toward The Great American Novel, or at least,

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I Used to Write, Now I Blog

The influence of blogging is overall a very positive force in the media.-Garrett M. Graff If you write it and publish it, your an author. If you write it and blog it-are you wasting your time? The general rule of

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Read a Book Day

smakupfx made the books shown here-his work is very interesting. What was the Last Book You Read? Or more to the point, have you recently read a book at all? Maybe Read a Book Day would be a good time

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Robert Fulghum-What on Earth

I read All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten when it was first published twenty years ago. This was a book filled with short essays about Robert Fulghum‘s dreams and wishes and what he would do if

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The Writers Strike

“I know what your thinking,” David Letterman said. “Somebody writes this crap?” A few years ago the Wife and I entered a costume contest, won trips to London, and spend a few weeks in the U.K. As Steve Martin once

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Tips for Better Writing and The Readability Tests

George Orwell was like many writers-he didn’t like the way other writers wrote. Writers look at the written word a bit differently from readers. Readers might like writing filled with enough grammatical errors to make English teachers reach for their

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Ghostblogging

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