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A Few Words About Attitude

Your attitude can get you places. If you have an aggressive attitude, it will take you places, but those places may not be what you really want. You have to define what you want and then develop the proper attitude

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Posted in General Opinion

Happiness

What is happiness? I don’t think it is the same for everyone. I think it’s more like the common cold. It has too many causes to pin it down. I know it’s weird to compare happiness to a disease, but

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The American Dream of Home Ownership

The American dream of home ownership comes with a hidden price. I’m not talking about the mortgage or the utility bills. I’m talking about the myriad repairs you need to do to fix up your house. Anyone who owns a

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Revision

Getting the story down on paper is the easier part. That sounds counter intuitive, but in my case, it’s true. I usually have a lot of talking heads. In the very first read through of the story, after I have

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Posted in Writing Techniques

Pacing and Outlines in Writing

Pacing is very important in a mystery like the one I am currently working on, FCIS. It’s actually important in any kind of writing. If your pace is too quick, your story ends too soon. You have to pace a

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Posted in Writing Fiction

War: What have We Humans Learned

We humans have waged war for centuries. It’s not the same war, or is it? What do we fight wars for? In the past, we had men who were great leaders conquering their neighbors for land. The more land a

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