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STARTERS: A Beginner’s Guide to Creative Writing

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Well, here it is — my creative writing guidebook for beginners — Starters: A Beginner’s Guide to Creative Writing. While folks can still re-read my past blog posts for Starters‘ chapters, you can have them all in one place either … Continue reading

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A Start for 2017: a Creative Writing Guide

Well, here we are, twenty-two days into 2017, and I realized that it’s been over two years, when I published Scaffolds and Structures in October 2014. Back then, I was able to kick out two books pretty much simultaneously because I was … Continue reading

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11: The Takeaway, AKA These Go to Eleven

A “takeaway” is the main point or gist from something that was presented, like a seminar or a report. “These go to eleven” is a line from the 1984 mock rockumentary This Is Spinal Tap. The latter has absolutely nothing … Continue reading

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1: How a Navy Nomad Learned English

“English is my third language but it’s the only language I know.” In reviewing grammar and syntax to my students, I would often say this, usually when I’m commiserating with them. Standard English – the speaking, reading, writing of “educated” … Continue reading

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