Category Archives: Craftmanship

The art and craft of writing.

The Space In Between

Whenever you craft a story, whether it is fact or fiction, short or long, you inevitably leave things out. As you develop your skill as a writer, transitioning from amateur to apprentice, from apprentice to journeyman, from journeyman to master, … Continue reading

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Corner or Not, Here I Come!

The novel I’m writing is called The Coveted One. It is the first of at least three books. It’s also two stories in one; the story that will extend over the next three or four books frames the story that … Continue reading

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The Bitter Dregs of Re-entry

So, a quick recap for those of you who don’t tune in regularly: I am a writer who supports my family by writing. I lost two weeks to a drug side effect; then, my poorly thought out efforts to make … Continue reading

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Knowing Your Style

My style has been described in many ways, including quirky, professional, offbeat, punchy, and prolonged. My style differs, to some extent, depending on what I’m writing. When writing as a marketer, I tend to go more for the professional and … Continue reading

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Maintaining an Idea’s Integrity

When do you listen? When do you decide? When do you give in to “buyer’s choice?” When do you “stick to your guns?” The content platform allows clients to give a general idea of what they want so writers can … Continue reading

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Being Sensitive to Others’ Sensitivities

We produce our work for our own reasons. Sometimes it is necessary to purposefully offend people in the process. Some artists even enjoy rattling other people’s sensibilities by offending them on purpose. They get a kick out of it. Other … Continue reading

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Turning the Tables: Short Story E-Books

Generally, the way a blog works is that someone with information, i.e. the blogger or guest blogger, writes a post that shares this information with the reader. This provides the blogger with a platform on which to demonstrate his or … Continue reading

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