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Advice to Beginning Writers

Yesterday, I came across a forum on Goodreads.com about writing advice for beginning writers. While already full of helpful suggestions from other authors, I decided to offer a few recommendations of my own—mainly as a means to crystalizing my own thoughts...

Writing Short

One of the comments I get frequently when I tell people I’ve written two novels is that they can’t believe I wrote so much. To them, the act of writing an entire book undoubtedly dregs up painful memories of college essays and lengthy book reports. Ironically, I don’t...

The Stranger in the Room

Hi wonderful readers. Following is a great post about character building that mirrors many of the comments I have made in the past, including my post on The Pool. I hope you enjoy it. Posted by Richard Ridley on CreateSpaceBlogger on May 7, 2014 5:03:22 AM To truly...

Being A Good Writer vs. Writing Well

A lot of people think being a writer simply means having good grammar – all the commas and colons in their proper places, with no dangling participles or improper conjugations. Honestly, I’m not the best when it comes to grammar – though, to be fair, the rules do tend...