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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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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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Posted in Writing tips

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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Marketing & PR as an author: Connect with other bloggers

This is the second post about my experience reading David Meerman Scott‘s book, The New Rules of Marketing and PR. As I said in November, I am going to post a few different posts about what I learned from reading it and how what

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Marketing and PR on your own as an author

One of the things that has bothered me since I started my journey of being a writer and author is how to market my book to an audience when I’m virtually unknown. Beyond my small hometown and my circle of

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Why choosing the right color for things is important

I’ve been absent from my blog for a little while lately, the reason being that I bought and moved into a house! Yes, I am now a homeowner. Along with figuring out where I wanted to put everything in my

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