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Writing/Editing Advice for the Day

Don’t consult an editor who uses the word literally to mean not literally. I just read a blog post in which the blogger, someone who feels he has ‘found his niche’ as a giver of ‘expert’ advice on writing/publishing, tells … Continue reading

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(forget)

(I couldn’t come up with an actual title for this post, so you’ll have to be content with the working title/label I used originally.) …So there was a blog post, and although it contained some stuff certainly worth considering if … Continue reading

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Reblog: “Should You Write Every Day?”

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Announcement about “that novel” (*)

Friends, we have artwork: If you’ve read Paul’s previous novels, you may recall the Amundsen being mentioned in The Madness Engine. Here are a couple of paragraphs from that portion of the novel: One of the towers stood empty, but … Continue reading

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*drinks coffee… picks up red pen*

Monday afternoon, my clone-sibling (*wonders if this means Paul is also able to wield the Red Pen of Doom — y’know, just in case*) handed over the manuscript for the fifth book of The Awakening series. Notice that I’m not … Continue reading

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WRITING UPDATE: 12-11-2020

The clone is letting his latest completed manuscript sit until January before he goes back through it with a final round of revisions. And… he has gone back to working on “that novel,” which has an actual working title now: … Continue reading

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“What’s the worst thing that could happen…?”

Those of you who read Paul’s novels will be happy to know that he has just passed one hundred twenty-seven thousand words on the first draft of the fifth/final book of The Awakening (a.k.a. the Tebrey novels). He was writing … Continue reading

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First day of December…

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Grammar-ing “without MFA,” and other things.

Sometime in May, I think (the days do blur together more now, don’t they?), someone told me, via email, that what I’ve done on this blog with my “Writing Glitch” posts is the same as a non-doctor giving medical advice, … Continue reading

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Another well-reasoned tirade AGAINST ‘Thou Shalt Not Use Adverbs!’

This is an old (from 2017!) tirade against the anti-adverb nonsense so common in “internet wisdom” on writing, and I’d somehow forgotten to share it before, so…  The most common argument I’ve seen against the use of adverbs (*) amounts … Continue reading

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