Tag Archives: humor

Writer Warm Ups

Most of us are creatures of habit. Writers, especially, fall into that category. We’re probably not as bad as big league baseball players who have more rituals than a pasture full of priests, but we, too, can be pretty odd when … Continue reading

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The flip side of the ho-hum holiday issue…

Based on some of the feedback I got in response to my last post–which I opted not to show in the comments–and some second thoughts of my own, I’m rethinking the holiday happenstance issue because of an important component I overlooked: comic … Continue reading

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Is Anybody Out There?

Just popping outta my hole in the ground for a split second, ’cause that’s about all the time I have. HOWEVER, I couldn’t let this wonderful opportunity slide. A dear writer friend of mine has been kind enough to feature … Continue reading

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It’s not *supposed* to be easy!

Writing is easy. Writing well is hard. It takes concentration, discipline, and attention to detail. More than anything else, it takes time. It doesn’t matter if what you’re doing is fiction or non-fiction, feature or fantasy. Anything that can be written … Continue reading

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Sidebars? In a memoir?

Sure! Why not? And just to make sure you know what I’m talking about, check out the contents of the gray box on the right. Sidebars provide a great way to bring in interesting asides that aren’t directly a part … Continue reading

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Story or joke? How to write a novel–part 32

“Two dinosaurs walk into a bar…” For most of the 20th century folks believed our species evolved into something like its “modern” form around 40,000 years ago. I suspect that’s about the time we started telling jokes, too. Jokes are the simplest … Continue reading

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Blog from the Beach, Part the First…

  It’s the Fourth of July weekend; I’m sitting under an umbrella with a light breeze keeping me cool, and I’m watching an astonishing number of people walk by wearing various renditions of Old Glory. I confess, however, the two-piece … Continue reading

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