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Writers must love, or learn to love, language if they are to write well

Thursday, December 8th, 2011:

Writers need to love language, everything about language. If you don’t find grammar, usage, words, word play, even spelling fascinating, chances are you’re not doing as well at being a writer as you might like. When it gets right down to it, words and all aspects of language — in my case the English language, most specifically American English — are all we writers have got. We really don’t even have our innermost (if there really is such a thing as “innermost”) thoughts without language, without words. Because without language, and specifically without words, we cannot have “thoughts,” can we? […] Read More >

Good writing is not technology, but technology may help

Friday, July 29th, 2011:

I was working diligently to try to put in my daily quota of written words this morning and took a break to read some writing tips from mystery writing master Larry Block. For all of us “oldsters” (I absolutely HATE that word) out there, Block is one of the masters of good fiction, and someone we remember from a previous lifetime ago as a columnist with “Writer’s Digest” magazine. For more than a decade, he did a monthly column geared primarily toward the whys, wherefores and how-tos of fiction writing. Block has gathered many of those columns into some volumes […] Read More >

Four tips to warm-up those ‘writing muscles’ in your head and fingers

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011:

Here are four ideas to help you get those creative juices, and those good old nimble fingers, started as you approach your daily writing routine. (I wrote a brief article about writing warm-ups some months ago. This is an elaboration of some of the stuff I said in that earlier article.) You can have some fun with your writing and stimulate those “creative juices” for the day by doing some useful “warm-ups” to get the words flowing. These ideas should work for you whether you keyboard your manuscripts or do pen-and-paper writing in a notebook. (Remember, too, that some very […] Read More >

Internet writers: Pay special attention to the next article …

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010:

If you are at all interested in writing on the Internet — blogging, website content, whatever — pay special attention to the NEXT article I’ll be posting to this site. We’re going to enjoy an immense amount of practical, detailed information about online writing from a guest. The article I’m referring to is “Getting more visitors to your old website content,” written by an online friend of mine, “Hospitalera.” She’s a good content writer in her own right, and she’s offering some excellent information in that article to help you get more people to come to your online writing and […] Read More >

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