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The Trouble with Misusing Words

This is one of those topics that’s been on my mind, but I’m not really sure how to fully explain it.  I don’t mean using the wrong words or typos here.  I’m thinking more about how people will take one … Continue reading

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Poetry Day: Bholed Owr Greightness

(This was a silly poem that got a lot of traction back in the day.  Wrote this in 2011 near the start of a big poetry period.  Enjoy if you get it.) We R Soupereor Two all uhthr crechurs Owr … Continue reading

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Stand Together- Poetry & Prose for Ukraine

An eclectic collection of poetry and short prose for Ukraine. Poetry about war, warriors, hope, and sunflowers; multi-genre stories, featuring work from: A. L. Butcher Roman Nyle Charles Yallowitz Vickie Johnstone Andrew P. Weston Rebecca Miller Michael H. Hanson Charles … Continue reading

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The Importance of Reading

Damn right I grew up on this show. Seriously though, I have noticed that reading isn’t as popular or common as it once was.  I see many adults and students have trouble or show no interest.  Many people have told … Continue reading

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Questions 3: Talk about Talking

The original plan was for this to be a post about the different styles of dialogue.  I ran into a problem, which is that I really only know about how I do it.  Feels wrong to talk about the methods … Continue reading

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The Joy of Creating Words: Becoming a Shakespeare

I was going to talk about making words and phrases, but I realized that I haven’t done anything like that.  In fact, most people don’t or won’t notice until they are long gone because you need time to see what … Continue reading

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Fate of the World in Your Words

I came up with an interesting scenario and question last week, but didn’t want it to get lost in the shuffle.  To be totally fair, I’m setting this post up on October 30th and will probably do a test run … Continue reading

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Crossword Puzzles: Helping an Author’s Word Thingy . . . Vocabulary

My family is big on crossword puzzles.   There’s a table full of them in the bathroom, a pile of them on the dining room table, and a travel book in at least one of the suitcases.  Now I wasn’t into … Continue reading

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Senses in Writing: Seeing the Invisible Worlds

This week I’m talking about how to use and evoke senses within your story.  As usual, this is personal opinion formed from experiences. First, a very brief overview of the week’s topic.  If you can set off a reader’s senses … Continue reading

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Reasons for Writing (Poem Set 3)

Love of the Word You grew up with books Reveling in their worlds Both of Earth and beyond Nurtured by their ink Until adulthood Where you wish to share your joy And carry others beyond the page Follow in Footsteps … Continue reading

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