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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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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

Thoughts “On Writing”

Writing is a muscle. I know that. If you don’t exercise it, you lose strength and ability. My writing muscles are a little weak right now, but I’m trying to work on that. Inspiration has hit in a few forms for

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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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Making metaphors and analogies count

We’ve been going through a bit of a freak April snow and ice storm in South Dakota this week, and so everyone has been paying attention to the news (and news online, when they couldn’t get TV or when the power was

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Writing outside of the outline

I hate creating and writing from outlines. There, I’ve written it down. I’ve posted this for the whole world to see. Maybe now people will stop telling me to create an outline for projects.

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