Category Archives: non-fiction writing

I Take Questions From the Press

Art Gallery Here (internal link) Version one is subtle, the lost art of deadpan humor. Enhanced  version for those unused to dry wit. Rough and Unedited Transcript Hi, my name is Thomas Farley and I am here today to answer … Continue reading

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Rhodesia Repost from Last Year

This needs to be said again. And again. Before free speech and accurate histories are regarded as only important to white racists. Updated September 22, 2021 As Long As a Free Man Breathes There Will Always Be a Rhodesia When … Continue reading

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The Content Mill as Crime: A Look at Urban Writers

One cent a word. Going up to two cents a word. I once did a number of writing jobs for Catalogs.com. They’re a content mill and I was paid $25.00 to $35.00 an article, depending on if I supplied photographs. … Continue reading

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When Did the Modern Writing & Poetry Era Begin?

When Did the Modern Writing & Poetry Era Begin? After World War II. A clear line exist between writers and poets who established their reputations before World War II and those that came after. I don’t read many of the … Continue reading

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An Incredible Paragraph from Stanton Delaplane (Updated post)

This is San Francisco Chronicle reporter Stanton Delaplane (internal link) interviewing a rancher in 1941 about the poor roads in Siskiyou County, California. Delaplane quotes the cattleman enough as needed for a newspaper article and then rephrases the farmer’s thoughts … Continue reading

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Revising an Ontra White Paper

Revising an Ontra Whitepaper I  rewrote an Ontra (external link) white paper recently to show them how I could write and edit for their company. I have over five years of legal content creation experience and that is what they … Continue reading

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More on Writing for Machines

I’ve written many times on SEO (internal link) and how as a writer I feel compromised and sad that today’s most important reader is a machine. Humans don’t collect their thoughts and organize their tasks the way search engines do. … Continue reading

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From Jubilate Agno by Christopher Smart (1722 – 1771)

From Jubilate Agno by Christopher Smart (1722 – 1771) All cats deserve an awesome poem, here, Smart writes what is certainly the most awesomeness ever penned for a cat.The brilliant John Frederick Nims relates, “After Cambridge, Smart supported himself in London … Continue reading

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Problematic

Overly sensitive types at the start of the Snowflake Era began substituting the word “problem” for the word “issue.” Today, “issues” is everywhere. Your car no longer has any problems but instead a number of issues to be taken care … Continue reading

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Writing Within Different Styles Part 1 (Repost – additions and corrections)

Writing Within Different Styles (Part 1) Little writing is more stilted or conforming to its trade than legal writing. Anything submitted to the court must sound legal, just as the IRS tax Code must sound like all that previously written … Continue reading

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