One Strategy = Unlimited Writing Ideas

We live in the “Information Age,” and as writers, we can use this to our advantage. Every day, thousands of news stories are posted online or written in newspapers and magazines, and you can use this to your advantage. The news can be a fabulous jumping-off place for some great ideas. Hallie Ephron, in her…

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Is a Writer’s Notebook Necessary?

This was the question on a poll I ran. Most respondents said that you have one but you don’t carry it with you. That was my answer too. Since I started writing seriously and acknowledging that I really do want to write, I’ve discovered that many people who advise writers insist that a writer’s notebook…

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Grammar Geek – How to Punctuate with Quotation Marks

I’ve been spending quite a bit of time this vacation relaxing, perusing the net, catching up on my favorite blogs and news sites.  I love to do this except when I see silly punctuation errors and then the English teacher side of me starts to twitch. One of the most common errors I see is…

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Grammar Geek – Quotation Marks, Commas, and Periods

I’ve been spending quite a bit of time this vacation relaxing, perusing the net, catching up on my favorite blogs and news sites.  I love to do this except when I see silly punctuation errors and then the English teacher side of me starts to twitch. One of the most common errors I see is…

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