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‘He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all.’

Miguel de Cervantes

13 Effective Strategies to Sharpen Your Writing

 

1. Write for your audience. If in doubt about your readers’ background, always write for the least informed.

2. Decide on the purpose of your writing… 197 more words

Academic Writing

Running from Lawyers

I haven’t seen the film Running With Scissors. But this trailer looks similar to the book.

I’ve read the book.

Augusten Burroughs’ memoir Running with Scissors… 444 more words

Creative Nonfiction

Dilemma: when does a novel need a family tree?

I am in the editing phase of my fifth novel. It is the stage at which my editorial team are reading through the early drafts and giving me their initial corrections. 372 more words

Creative Writing

Why you should never read your writing have publishing

Years ago I remember actor George Raft, famous for playing gangsters, say he never watched any of his movies. He did not like seeing himself on screen. 318 more words

Writing

Who Is Your Biggest Fan?

Where I’m at Wednesday

I made it home. Yay! But. . .Boo! I left my parents, cooler temperatures, and the tranquil forest behind.
The good news is, while I was gone, I managed to finish a few chapters. 326 more words
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Why We Need Bookstores

For a while, I’ve come across several online articles and even heard from others around me that bookstores will soon be a thing of the past. 921 more words

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