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So, you wanna be a wordsmith?

…then you’d best use words the way they’re meant to be used. I know I’ve misused words in the past. Like way too many writers, I get the past tense of lie and lay, laid and lain confused and have … Continue reading

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Memoir or Autobiography?

There *is* a difference between a memoir and an autobiography, but more than anything, that difference is in the eye of the beholder — in this case, the reader. The conventional explanation of the difference is that a memoir focuses … Continue reading

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