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Practice Writing

Time for something fun! Many writers tell me their lives are boring. These writers often produce boring stories about vampires. Many of them are good writers, but they don’t know where to pan for gold. In the blogosphere, there are a number of personal blogs and their creators don’t consider themselves writers. They write about …

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Every editor I have ever worked with has crossed out all contractions in my copy. I was told by professors, proofreaders and other writers not to use contractions except in dialogue. I have advised writers not to use contractions in their writing other than dialogue. It appears this is bad advice, sorta. I re-blogged a …

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In the article, Book Pushing by Mary Lou Shuster, on one of my favorite blogs, The Nerdy Book Club, Mary Lou talks about a single book making a child a life-long reader or not. It made me think, what made me a life-long reader? I owe a large debt to my Mom and Georette Heyer because as …

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