Category Archives: non-fiction writing

Can Writing a Certain Amount of Words a Day Improve Your Writing?

RAW TRANSCRIPTION — THIS IS SIMPLY SEO FODDER NB: I can’t transcribe properly without saying things like period, next line, new paragraph and so on. Therefore, I would not be freely speaking in this recording but rather dictating.   Can … Continue reading

Posted in editing writing, Newspaper article, newspapers, non-fiction writing, organizing writing, Thoughts on writing, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Original Photographs and the Impossibility of Everything Connected to Them

After your article proposal has been accepted your next challenge will be providing photographs to accompany the text. I hope you can take them yourself. The world of Nat Geo doesn’t exist anymore for freelancers. You will not have a … Continue reading

Posted in Magazine article, Newspaper article, non-fiction writing, Photography, Thoughts on writing, Uncategorized, video, Writing by others, Writing tips | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

They Were Nice People. Generally.

“They were nice people. Generally.” Reportedly said by a witness to the dealings of Richard Nixon’s inner circle. That included henchmen like H.R.Haldeman, John Ehrlichman, and John Mitchell. Nice people. Generally. Working Around Connected People in the late 1980s. A … Continue reading

Posted in editing writing, free speech, non-fiction writing, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Kitsch-man as Tourist by Ludwig Giesz. And the Rise of the Selfie.

What is kitsch? Everything in the last town I lived in which was Las Vegas. I know it when I see it. I’ll leave a better definition to dictionaries and the great book KITSCH: The World of Bad Taste by … Continue reading

Posted in art, books, non-fiction writing, Thoughts on writing, Uncategorized, Writing by others | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Repost: You Better Drive. I Think There’s Something Wrong With Me

“You Better Drive. I Think There is Something Wrong With Me” This quote is fromĀ Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter Thompson Reposted with bonus material on March 17, 2021 Updated November 29, 2020 I’ve railed before against the … Continue reading

Posted in non-fiction writing, Thoughts on writing | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Writing Within Different Styles (Part 1)

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

Posted in non-fiction writing, organizing writing, revising writing, Thoughts on writing, Uncategorized, video, Writing by others, Writing tips | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Continuing Loss to the World of Amy Winehouse

The Continuing Loss to the World of Amy Winehouse Valerie Amy WInehous (1983 – 2011) Well sometimes I go out by myself And I look across the water And I think of all the things, what you’re doing And in … Continue reading

Posted in art, non-fiction writing, Poetry, video | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Singsong of Old Man Kangaroo

The Singsong of Old Man Kangaroo by Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) I think of Kipling (internal link — one of several) as a master of putting down difficult dialects on a page, similarly skilled as Mark Twain. The confidence and style … Continue reading

Posted in art, books, fiction, non-fiction writing, Poetry, Thoughts on writing | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bots Censoring Even Storied, Factual Magazines

Few history magazines are more well respected than American Heritage. Its scholarship, impartiality, and stable of great writers have proven its worth over more than a half century in print and online. Today, mindless bots and algorithms are now attacking … Continue reading

Posted in art, books, free speech, non-fiction writing, organizing writing, Thoughts on writing, Uncategorized, Writing by others | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

When Did Lying Become Illegal?

Freedom of speech includes the right to lie and make things up. That right is being threatened. Laws against slander and libel are well settled. The law’s insistence on truth in specific cases like contracts usually makes common sense. As … Continue reading

Posted in editing writing, free speech, non-fiction writing, politically correct, revising writing, Thoughts on writing, Uncategorized, Writing by others | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment