Monthly Archives: December 2010

Resolutions and Business Plans

The end of December often invokes a mix of retrospection and looking forward. How did the past year meet my expectations? What would I like to accomplish in the coming year? Do I need to make a fresh start? If … Continue reading

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More Holiday Thoughts

As I write this, snowflakes fall outside my window in slow, lazy flutters. In these parts, that makes a lot of people feel Christmasy. Not sure what “Christmasy” means, exactly. I guess it means in the Christmas spirit. But what … Continue reading

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Word Choice – Repetition

No matter what your creative style, sooner or later, you’ll have to do some self-editing. Probably, a lot of it. Many factors must be considered when re-reading and editing your work. Probably the most important is word choice. And one … Continue reading

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Holiday Thoughts

Recently saw this video – maybe you’ve seen it too. I don’t know how you feel about this, but initially, it struck me as rather petty. The more I thought about it, the more it bothered me. I can relate … Continue reading

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How Doth Thy Novel Grow?

So you want to write a book! Pretty easy to do, right? All you need is a working knowledge of your language of choice, a computer, and some time. Bits and pieces snatched here and there from your workday should … Continue reading

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