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Professional Writing

From┬áthe March 11, 2016 obituary I read today in the Red Rock News: His father Joe Lee McCoy was killed in a logging accident prior to his birth. And that, my friends, is why the world needs professional writers. The … Continue reading

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Describe It or Sell It?

It’s fun to listen to someone else’s excitement about their upcoming book release, new business opening, or art show hanging. I’m full of questions about the direction the person is going, what gave them the idea, and mostly, “How are … Continue reading

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I love to write – and I love to edit. There was a time when I preferred editing. I found it easier to correct, sharpen or “improve,” (according to the Bible of “me”) someone else’s brilliantly-crafted ideas. No compulsion in … Continue reading

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I’m an avid reader, so I was stunned a few years back at a seminar in which one of the exercises was, “Write down the title of your favorite book.” The question wasn’t unusual. That I could think of only … Continue reading

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This Is My Brain on Paper

I remember the first time I read of someone forcing words onto the page. The phrasing expressed the push-pull of the writing experience, as though the paper and writer were in a tug of war. In a knot writers believe … Continue reading

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Deep Words

There’s nothing to writing.  All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein.  ~Walter Wellesley “Red” Smith

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