Category Archives: Writing

Ode To Autumn – Poem by John Keats

  Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun; Conspiring with him how to load and bless With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run; To bend with apples the mossed cottage-trees, And fill all … Continue reading

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Diary of a Novelist by Peter Leavell

Day 1: Fingertips brush against the keys and heartthrobs as every thought sends shivers through the future. Imaginings thunder as story beckons the muses of old. Chocolate never tasted so good. Day 2: Someone hacked the computer and turned poetry … Continue reading

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Ulysses as Read by Helen Mirren

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How Much Editing Does a Book Really Need? By Jody Hedlund

I just finished major edits on a book that’s releasing next summer (2019). It was a tough edit and took me a couple of weeks of full time work. Needless to say, when I got to the end, I was … Continue reading

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The Duties Required by the Ninth Commandment in a Social Media World

You must be familiar with the ninth commandment: “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.” On a surface level it’s simple enough: Don’t tell lies about other people. But Christians have traditionally understood it to entail far more … Continue reading

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Grammar Mistakes

Many of us get into the habit of making writing mistakes either because of unawareness on our part or just mere sloppiness. Many of these mistakes affect the way readers perceive our pieces of writing; foolish typos can make the … Continue reading

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Which Writers Make You Want To Write? Jonathan Rogers

When I teach writing seminars, my favorite “introduce yourself” question is Which writers make you want to write? This is a different question from Who are your favorite writers? or Who do you think the best writers are? I love John … Continue reading

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