Monthly Archives: January 2018

That’s about That!

That’s about That! by Marcus A. Nannini   I can be as guilty as anyone when it comes to overusing the word that. “That” said, there is a strong case to be made for excluding up to 90 percent of … Continue reading

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Four Ways to Face a Blank Page

Four Ways to Face a Blank Page by C.K. Thomas Pique Curiosity Oscar Wilde’s “The Happy Prince” opens with the description of a golden statue of a prince. Early in the story, the statue begins to cry and a swallow … Continue reading

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Writing for an Anthology

Writing for an Anthology by Barbara Renner Have you ever written a story that was published in an anthology? If you are struggling through a writer’s block, or just wanting to write short stories to hone your storytelling craft before … Continue reading

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Lessons I’ve Learned from “Shark Tank”

Lessons I’ve Learned from Shark Tank by Katrina Shawver I can watch Shark Tank again and again. This business-themed reality television show allows entrepreneurs to pitch their business plan to a panel of five self-made titans in various industries in … Continue reading

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Comma Kathy talks Common Comma Error

Comma Kathy talks Common Comma Error: Conjunction ‘and’ Doesn’t Always Need One Early in my career as an independent business writer, I produced hundreds of newsletters. They provided reliable, predictable income – ideal for someone operating as a freelancer. At … Continue reading

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Abnormal Paranormal (or Ghosts and Cowboys)

Abnormal Paranormal (or Ghosts and Cowboys) by Patricia Grady Cox I’m currently writing my third novel, set in a fictional town loosely (very loosely) based on the Pioneer Arizona Living History Museum, located northeast of Phoenix. The story centers around … Continue reading

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Steampunk Desperado, a Progress Report

Steampunk Desperado, a Progress Report by Vaughn Treude In November, I wrote about my new blog, Steampunk Desperado, and promised to report back on my progress. So far it’s gone well. I’ve been posting consistently and have greatly increased the … Continue reading

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