Writing 3.9 – Quotes, Italics, and Underlines

There are several reasons why many writers are confused about when a title should be quoted, italicized, or underlined.  One reason is generational, meaning that some writers who are younger are at a disadvantage – or my advanced age provides me with an advantage.  What you might not know is that two of those three options…

Writing 3.8 – Writer and Wronger

Some of you who have been following and reading, and stalking, for a while might remember a series of posts in which I examined common grammar and punctuation errors.  At first, it was done rather straightforward, but then it got out of hand.  I was illustrating errors with pictures of women puking in the streets…

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Writing 3.7 – Writer’s Block

Everyone wants to not discuss writer’s block, including me.  For many years I couldn’t understand why anyone actually experienced it.  I had always assumed it was just poor planning until I was recently up against it myself.  The good news about writer’s block is that it’s very easy to work through it.  The bad news…

Writing 3.6 – Write and Wrong

Too many people spout off about too many things about which they don’t know enough.  And then there’s me.  I spout off about things about which I am certain, unlike those fools.  I mean, what do they know?  They’re just uneducated people with uneducated opinions.  Am I right?  Well, sometimes, yeah.  I suppose.  Of the…

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Writing 3.5 – A Personal Update

 Time for a short, happy update on my own writing progress. You may have noticed that I am in the process of posting another set of first-draft chapters for a work in progress.  While some have told me it’s a bad idea, the positives still beat the negatives for me so I’m sticking with it.  I’m…

Blog Maintenance

Sometimes you have to look through the past, see what is worth keeping, what is not worth keeping, and be honest with yourself about successes and failures.

Time – chapter 1 (1st draft)

Well, it’s sure been a long time since I’ve done this.  For many years I’ve wanted to write a time travel story, but the problem was that I just never had a believable device. Welcome to – Time.  It’s only a working title and, yes, it’s rather obvious. Well, let me clarify. No time travel device…