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Words, Words, and More Words

I’ve been considering words lately in a deeper way than in the past–their meaning, their power, their significance, all in only a few letters. Consider: “Die!” and “Live!” Such powerful sentiments packed into three or four letters. Checking out a couple of online dictionaries reminded me just how many ways we use the word “word.” […]

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Writing Equals Passion Plus Thought

Think. Don’t just emote. This advice runs counter to what you’ll get in many, many writers’ guides, courses, and classes, where you’ll find yourself encouraged to “feel the words” and to “feel what your character feels” and where you’ll hear the words “don’t over-analyze.” And frankly, this is good advice as far as it goes. […]

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