Category Archives: Thoughts on writing

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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Third Person Narration, Present Tense

Tycho’s Lament. With Apologies to F. Scott Fitzgerald. He approached the plastic food bowl warily, as if it were an unexploded bomb. His nose twitched, seeking out acceptable airborne molecules. There weren’t any. Placed on an inverted bowl, the food … Continue reading

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Poets&Writers

Poets&Writers is to the literary writing community what Writers Market is to the commercial writing community. The two sites overlap in their mission here and there but the comparison mostly holds. Our mission? To foster the professional development of poets … Continue reading

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