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What’s Your Favorite Writing Song?

“Paperback Writer” by the Beatles seems obvious but 4 Non Blonde’s “What’s Up” has always struck me as the most powerful song about creativity desperately trying to express itself: And so I cry sometimes When I’m lying in bed just … Continue reading

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Where Do They Get The Time?

From Woody Allen’s Stardust Memories: Sandy Bates: But shouldn’t I stop making movies and do something that counts, like-like helping blind people or becoming a missionary or something? Voice of Martian: Let me tell you, you’re not the missionary type. … Continue reading

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News and Notes

I’m happy to report I’m working on another outdoor magazine assignment. I’ll be traveling soon to the Mojave Desert to start taking photographs and to conduct interviews. Looks like the weather will be good. I’ve also been asked to submit … Continue reading

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Four Year Review

It’s been four years this month since I decided to resurrect my writing career. How am I doing? I am keeping busy but earning only half the income I would like to make. My most lucrative work in 2005 and … Continue reading

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A Content Mill Example

I enjoy writing for Catalogs.com. Some derisively call such sites content mills. But as a writer they are an opportunity to take on a variety of interesting and challenging work. Below is a recent article of mine. The assignment required … Continue reading

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Every Writer Needs An Editor (Or Two Or Three)

No good piece gets published without help. Friends advise but they are generally too kind to comment truthfully. What’s really helpful is someone who doesn’t know you, who isn’t invested in your feelings. Further, after broad strokes are applied in … 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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