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Academic Writing is not Creative Writing–and those mindsets need not apply

Academic Writing is not Creative Writing–and those mindsets need not apply

In being a book buyer, I get a heads up on all sorts of books that are coming out. One that really piqued my interest this month was Neil Gaiman’s The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction. So, in […]

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Book Challenge: Fiction Edition

Book Challenge: Fiction Edition

All writers are readers. It’s a fact of nature. And all readers have books we think everyone should read for one reason or another because they are amazing, right? I know I’m right. So, before I launch into my list, […]

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Historical Licence When Writing Fiction

Historical Licence When Writing Fiction

Yet another memorable panel from When Words Collide was Historical Licence. The very talented presenters included Diana Gabaldon, D.B. Jackson (aka David B. Coe), Jodi McIssac, and Susan McGregor. Each panelist has written some form of historical fiction, what separates […]

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The Necessity of Focus

The Necessity of Focus

While checking my email the other night, I came across this blog post on focus. In a nutshell, Victoria listed only her writing goals and commented that she hadn’t made headway on any of them because she lacked laser focus […]

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Reality and Fiction: Are You Saying I Can Never Lie?

Reality and Fiction: Are You Saying I Can Never Lie?

Picking up where I left off last week, I’m going to finish up my diatribe on reality and fiction. Today’s topic is what I initially wanted to discuss before I read the article I linked to previously. I covered the […]

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Reality and Fiction: To Intentionally Mislead Readers

Reality and Fiction: To Intentionally Mislead Readers

I was initially inspired to write this post after reading the headline of this article: “The boy who didn’t come back from heaven“. After reading the article, it looks like I’m going to be taking up two linked, but very […]

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