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Have my family experiences affected my writing?

Rhobin wants to know: “How do your family experiences translate into writing scenes?” I used to be a red hot debater and know all the debating tricks. This one is called “begging the question.” You know, the prosecutor asking, “Mr … Continue reading

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How to swear

You thought you knew that? I edit books written in British English, American, Canadian, Australian, New Zealandish, South African English, Indian English. These languages have lots in common, but there are also subtle differences that will catch you out. For … Continue reading

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Michael Amos interviews Fuzzy Wuzzy, AKA Bob Rich

A wonderful Superior Spirit chose an Australian Aboriginal girl born in 1850 to be Her first human life. Then She chose me as her scribe. In turn, She chose Michael Amos of Sleepy Lion Publishing to share her story with … Continue reading

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Sleepy Lion tells you about beta reading

A beta read is what an author needs before allowing the world to see a new creation. It is intended to pick up all the faults of our writing we cannot, being too close to the work. Sleepy Lion Publishing … Continue reading

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What are children’s stories about?

My friend Karen Cioffi is a children’s ghostwriter. No, she doesn’t write children’s ghosts, but people not versed in the art of writing a story for kids employ her to translate the client’s concept into a story kids of a … Continue reading

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The necessary spanner in the works

Rhobin Courtright’s task for us round robiners is: Describe a flawed or evil character you have or might use in a story. How did they become so flawed? What part will they play in the story and what will happen … Continue reading

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Maraglindi has taken flight

She is a little Aboriginal girl with the gift of Love. She is also one of my teachers. You will love her too, while she entertains you and in the process makes you an (even) better person. Michael Amos, the … Continue reading

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Hallo! Ween?

Who is Ween? Why should I greet this entity? I assume Ween is a gremlin or goblin or gargoyle or perhaps a gnome. Rhobin Courtright’s October topic for her faithful followers is Hallo Ween, though she left out the space … Continue reading

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Writing nonfiction

This month, Rhobin wants to know about our nonfiction writing. Reality resides in my computer. That horror story you think you live in is an illusion, thank Heavens. Please consider a very small selection of examples: War It’s not just … Continue reading

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Lifting the Gloom is officially for sale

My newest book, Lifting the Gloom: Antidepressant writings is available for free at Bobbing Around. However, one of my reasons for publishing it was to have ammunition for giveaways, and for that it needs to be listed for sale, for … Continue reading

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