Monthly Archives: June 2017

The Cat That Walked By Himself

Kipling and his magical run on sentences. Full poem here (external link) From his collection “Just So Stories,” which he also illustrated. Then the Man threw his two boots and his little stone axe (that makes three) at the Cat, … Continue reading

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Update on The Poetry and Fiction Course I’m Taking

I am struggling to keep up as my poetry and fiction class (internal link) approaches its fourth assignment. One assignment builds on the next. If you don’t understand the previous assignments, you won’t be able to understand the current or … Continue reading

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Lost In Translation

How many ways can you say the same thing? Bible translations provide a clue. BibleStudyTools.com (external link) is a wonderful resource that lets you compare your favorite passage among two dozen or so Bible translations. Look at all the different word … Continue reading

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Will Robots Take Your Job?

WillRobotsTakeMyJob.com (external link) contradicts what I’ve read previously. Most articles suggest that writing is subject to automation, however, this site says otherwise. But, depressingly, the site also informs us that there are only 44,690 people employed as writers in the United States. … Continue reading

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Our Latest Assignment

Our poetry and fiction class assignment this week is to tell “a story without any of the usual narrative devices of linear plot or character development.” In other words, as I understand it, to use sentence fragments, from which the reader will … Continue reading

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Continuing Work at Catalogs.com

In between other writing assignments and classes, I continue to write articles for Catalogs.com. This is a content generation site, what some might call a content mill. I call it another revenue stream and a way to keep writing. Any … Continue reading

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A Plea to Magazine Publishers

I’d like commercial magazine publishers who don’t respond to e-mails to pull any submission guidelines from their websites. There’s no reason for that information to be there when the publisher has no intention of responding. Also, for those magazines that … Continue reading

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