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BackDraft

I was hesitant at first about getting back in to edits on my rough (and hopefully becoming less rough) draft, so I snuck up on it. 264 more words

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Crossing the Finish Line

Okay. So, I’m getting back to editing my novel’s rough draft. Just saying “…my novel’s rough draft” is a bit mystifying to me, as at various times while I was (and wasn’t) writing it, I wondered if I would ever finish it. 278 more words

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Writing from the Real World

It was a little after 9 on Saturday night. I’d had my bath, Wendy was working on her writing and art, the cats were doing cat stuff, and I was going through my pre-going-to-bed ritual. 687 more words

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That's, Like, Cool, Ya Know What I Mean?

I’m back to reading James Thurber again. Few people can cut through our language like he can. Or could. The only thing that occasionally bothers me about his writing, though, is he can be a little too precise. 555 more words

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Space, the Final Frontier

Getting back in the saddle again. As I’m sure you folks have noticed, I haven’t written a post in a little over a week, and I’ve been missing it. 520 more words

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If There's a Hyphen is There a Lowphen?

What I love is the exactness of the English language. And how precise it is. Or is it now rigorous it is. Or narrow. All synonyms of precise. 533 more words

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Like, Groovy, Daddio...

I have come to the well, but the well is dry. There are words rattling around down there, I can hear ‘em, but they are few. 425 more words

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