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Finishing The Book

PLEASE NOTE: As my August 1, 2019 book deadline draws near, I will not be posting as much at this site. Instead, consider following me on Instagram, from your smartphone or desktop. https://www.instagram.com/tgfarley/ My Instagram account is fun and easier … Continue reading

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Revising, Style and Time

Tighter writing is better writing by making reading and comprehending easier. That writing, though, takes time and alters the style of a piece. In revising other people’s writing, crisp writing costs. Before: There are various underlying causes as to why … Continue reading

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“I Used to Write for Sports Illustrated. Now I Deliver Packages for Amazon.”

Here is a great article by Austin Murphy, author and longtime Sports Illustrated senior writer. He penned thousands of articles for Sports Illustrated over 33 years, 140 of them cover stories. He interviewed five presidents. He now delivers packages for … Continue reading

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The Inadequate Index — Another Writing Time Bandit

A book writer may have thirty or forty books aiding  his or her research and writing. I certainly do. Unless one has years before deadline, it is impossible for a writer to read each book cover to cover, for the … Continue reading

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I am Tiring of These Constructions

I am tiring of some constructions. My complaint is they contain the word “not” or “no,” those words inherently negative. Is there a way to recast these sentences positively? Original: Not only is the bread exceptional, the butter is as … Continue reading

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Writing’s Hidden Time Bandit

As I continue my tour of the Southwestern United States, I am taking pictures by the score.  With two cameras, just in case I miss a shot with either one. The problem is that each image takes a judgment, to … Continue reading

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An Expanding Balloon

Have you ever attempted an article so complex that it demands a timeline or a character map? Right now I am working with an editor to come up with an angle on a story about an inland lake. What do … Continue reading

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