Category Archives: Terms and Definitions

….A Real Writer…

Lately, as I wander through writer’s groups online, one of the big ones seems to be “What makes you a Real Writer?….” Continue reading

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A “Real Writer”

Was on a FB writing group last week and found myself in the middle of a whole big wrangle about what makes someone a “real writer”. .. Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis’ Five Principles of Writing

1. Always try to use the language so as to make quite clear what you mean and make sure your sentence couldn’t mean anything else. 2. Always prefer the plain direct word to the long, vague one. Don’t implement promises, … Continue reading

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Fifteen Books That Were Originally Self Published

There’s traditional publishing and there’s self-publishing. Both paths have their pluses and minuses. One thing you’ll hear is that, if you want your writing to be respected and have the potential to go far, you need to go the traditional … Continue reading

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Thinking About Branding Yourself as a Writer?…

To be a writer, first you have to write. To be a good writer, you need to develop a “writer’s voice”- that special something that makes your writing distinct from that of other writers.

And then there’s branding yourself as a writer. So what’s that all about anyway?

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Build Writer’s Skills, Have Fun and Make the World a Better Place…Again

Wanna build writer’s skills, have fun and make the world a better place?…

Hey- wait a minute. We’ve been here before (on 12/13/12); but I’ve got another take on a way to enjoy yourself and improve as a writer while improving the world around you.

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Build Writer’s Skills, Have Fun and Make the World a Better Place

Wanna build writer skills, have fun and make the world a better place?

(Who doesn’t?…)

Well, here’s your chance.

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Cutting Edge, Archaic and Oh So Geeky

Words are interesting. Words are powerful. Words are useful. Words are fun to play with.

And words are sometimes not what we think they are at all.

Want some suprising information on cutting edge words with archaic roots?…

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English 101

To write well, you need to know the rules of grammar.

After you know them, you may choose to break them, but first you have to know them….

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Things You Learn in School – Italian Sonnets

Spanish sonnets. English sonnets. Spencerian sonnets.

And now, lets try of one more flavor of sonnet – the Italian or Petrachan sonnet……

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