Cut The Fat; Make Your Writing Lean: #Tip 09.

Writers enjoy sharing ideas to improve the craft. So, let's chop the fat from our writing. Make it lean and trim. Readers will thank us. In this series, I'll look at some common redundancies. But, reading this post and nodding wisely in agreement won't cut it. We have to stay alert to those extraneous words …

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Question For the Week: Do Cheap and Free Books Devalue Books?

I was inspired to ask this by a short blog post I came across on ANewDomain, via Book2Book, a daily email from BookTrade. It set me to wondering whether we, as writers, are our own worst enemies. And it was reinforced by another short piece I read a little while ago at Digital Book World …

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Cut The Fat; Make Your Writing Lean: #Tip 08.

We writers enjoy sharing ideas to improve our craft. So, let's chop the fat from our writing. Make it lean and trim. Readers will thank us. In this series, I'll look at some common redundancies. But, reading this post and nodding wisely in agreement won't cut it. We have to stay alert to those extraneous …

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Question for the Week. Democracy: Do We Know What It Is?

In this series of posts, which may go on for ever, I'm posing questions to elicit that most elusive of human activities: thought! Oh no: surely I'm not expecting people to use their most hungry organ and engage in a process unique to the species? I'm afraid so. These posts won't always necessarily represent my …

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Naked Truths About Getting Book Reviews, by Gisela Hausmann, Reviewed.

One of my writing friends blogged about this book, inspiring me to obtain a copy. I'm glad I did. This is a straightforward manual designed to explain all that writers, and reviewers, need to know about Amazon reviews. The author is one of the top Amazon reviewers, so she understands the needs and concerns of …

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Cut The Fat; Make Your Writing Lean: #Tip 07.

Most of us who write seem to enjoy sharing ideas to improve our craft. So, let's chop the fat from our writing. Make it lean and trim. Readers will thank us. In this series, I'll look at some common redundancies. But, reading this post and nodding wisely in agreement won't work. We need to stay …

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Running for ME/CFS no. 56: The End

So, how went the event? In case you didn't know, I completed the course in 2 hours, 47 minutes and 50 seconds. That simple fact is for those without the time to read a longer account, but I'd encourage you to drop to the foot of this post for some other information. For everyone else, …

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Running for ME/CFS no. 55

A very brief update. I did it! I'll fill you in on the details over the next couple of days. For the moment, let me simply tell you that I completed the race in 2 hours, 47 minutes an 50 seconds. I'll provide the gory details in the next post. If you’re so minded, now …

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Cut The Fat; Make Your Writing Lean: #Tip 06.

Most writers seem to enjoy sharing ideas to improve our craft. So, let's chop the fat from our writing. Make it lean and trim. Readers will thank us. In this series, I'll look at some common redundancies. But, reading this post and nodding wisely in agreement won't work. We need to stay alert to those …

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Question for the Week: Have We Literally Gone Too Far?

In this new series of posts, which may go on for eternity, I intend to pose questions that might elicit that most unusual of human activities: thought! Oh no: surely I'm not expecting people to employ their most hungry organ and engage in the one process unique to the species? I'm afraid so. These posts …

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