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Active vs. passive writing

Jeff Goins The Writer’s Manifesto inspired a blog post for me. Ever heard of passive voice vs. active voice in writing? Well, this is my adaptation of it, with passive writing vs. active writing.

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Posted in Intrigues, Life, Writing tips

Examining myself (as a character)

Do you ever examine yourself the way you do others? Do you think about why you act a certain way, or do certain things? Think about your characters in that same way, and remember: no one is perfect.

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Examining characters

Have you ever gone to a mall food court, or a busy shopping center, a park on a beautiful Saturday, or even a semi-quiet coffee shop, and just people watched? Watched the moms with their kids, the teenagers, the families,the

Posted in Intrigues, Writing tips

Conciseness: a writing gift

I came across this quote last week while attending a webinar for work and was amazed at how interested I was in these six small words. Though there is some debate as to who the quote should be attributed to,

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How to write a manifesto

Sometimes, you see things you just have to share. Writer’s Write shared this post on “How to write a manifesto,” and I read it and laughed. It really brightened my Monday, and I’m hoping this will brighten your Tuesday. If

Posted in Intrigues

An inspiring quote

There are times when lines and phrases in books, movies and other mediums speak to you. They inspire you, make you think, and most importantly, inspire me to create.

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Reading something different

There are definitely times when I really enjoy reading books that are different. I recently read a blog post about reading books outside of your comfort zone. It has a couple good lists of books that you should check out,

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Posted in Book review, Excellent, Intrigues

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