Category Archives: Writing tips

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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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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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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Updates and Enlightments

I’ve been working on a 2,000 word article for an outdoor magazine. Last night I submitted my first draft of that article to the editor. I say first draft because an editor will always want changes and in my experience … Continue reading

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Experiment In Terror

I’m writing my first page length poem for the Writers Studio course I am taking. (internal link) This initial assignment won’t be critiqued but that doesn’t put me at rest. I’m concerned that people won’t know it’s my first long … Continue reading

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What Are Your Unwritten Books, Essays, And Articles? Part 1.

“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” ― Toni Morrison If so, I should never stop writing or eat again. For the writer, the whole world is … Continue reading

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My Essay In The Latest Temenos Journal is Out

The Temenos Journal has published my first creative nonfiction essay. It’s called “Describing The Elephant.” It’s a long read and often painful, but there is hope at the end. Just like all good stories. I penned this introduction: Asked if … Continue reading

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