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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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7 Mistakes That Make Every Writer Look Unprofessional By DiAnn Mills

  Every writer wants to be viewed as professional, intelligent, and bestselling. These goals are honorable, worthy, and attainable. But when a writer consistently makes mistakes that label him/her unprofessional, credibility takes a nose dive as well. Examine the following … Continue reading

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What is Historical Fiction? By Peter Leavell

Before you dip your feather quill into ink and press the tip against the parchment, know the definition of Historical Fiction. Why? If you don’t, you’ve no mission statement to give shape to the entire work. For example, if you’re … Continue reading

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10 Famous Writers And Their Daily Creative Routines By Koty Neelis

beth19 As a writer I’m always interested in hearing the routines of other creatives. Some firmly believe in waking at dawn and working throughout the morning, while others can only work in the middle of the night. One thing is … Continue reading

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When She Breaks the Gender Role by Peter Leavell

I danced around the diners at the college cafeteria and spotted my target. She was cute. And I wanted to ask her to the skate party. Her eyes widened an inch and her foot moved toward me as I approached. … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Funk Henry McLaughlin

On April 25, 2018 Sometimes all of us, writers included, get in a state of being that’s been called many things. Some call it a funk. Others call it the valley of dry bones. Or the valley of the shadow … Continue reading

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Tips for the Seriously Writing By Peter Leavell

“Too unconcerned to love and too passionless to hate, too detached to be selfish and too lifeless to be unselfish, too indifferent to experience joy and too cold to express sorrow, they are neither dead nor alive; they merely exist.” … Continue reading

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