Category Archives: Writing

The Correct Use of Semicolons

What Is a Semicolon? Semicolons (;) are as basic as a period stacked on top of a comma. Does that mean you can use it like either one? Don’t get your hopes up. But don’t let this punctuation mark get … Continue reading

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Review of Tarzan of the Apes

              In Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan of the Apes, the title character is abandoned in the jungle of Africa by his parents’ untimely death, and Tarzan is adopted and raised by a mother ape. Through skill and ingenuity, he … Continue reading

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Review of The Immortal Irishman

  In Timothy Egan’s The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary that Became an American Hero, the author traces the life of Thomas Francis Meagher, who grew up on the Emerald Isle where he and his people suffered at the hands … Continue reading

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Review of Imperium

  In Robert Harris’ Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome, the slave Tiro recounts his time as Cicero’s secretary. Beginning with his master’s defense of a citizen who has been framed for treason to his ultimate quest to become a … Continue reading

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When an Incident Pauses Your Writing By Peter Leavell

I’m typing this blog with one hand. Because of an incident. The incident involved a 41-year-old active male, a city-league softball game, a pop fly to left field, a mitt on a left hand, a fence to mark the boundaries … Continue reading

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Review of The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn

In Lori Benton’s The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn, the title character runs away from an abusive step-father and an unwanted marriage, while her unlikely ally, Jesse Bird, is accused of murder. Will the two find love and resolution on the … Continue reading

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George Orwell’s 6 Questions And 6 Rules For Writing

The acclaimed English writer George Orwell is the author of the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four and the allegorical novella Animal Farm. Together, these books have sold more copies than any two books by any other 20th-century author. Here are his six questions for writers … Continue reading

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