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How long will you wait to resolve a cliffhanger?

I just finished Hollow City, the sequel to Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. It’s a good story, but if you’ve only seen the movie, you probably won’t follow this book. This is not a review of the book, but … Continue reading

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Why you should write for regional magazines

I like writing for regional magazines. Some writers are all about getting into the big-name magazines, and that’s fine. I like writing for them occasionally, too. However, the bread-and-butter side of non-book income is writing for magazines so I need … Continue reading

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Check out these great writer’s websites!

During last week’s meeting of the Gettysburg Writers Brigade, we looked at some of the favorite writer’s websites of our members. These are sites that have lots of useful information for writers. We took a look at each of the … Continue reading

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The benefit of drafts and hindsight

Have you ever looked back at your older writings and wondered how you could have written that? Maybe the imagery was simplistic, the grammar poor, or the story cliché-ridden. I have. One of the things I like about being an … Continue reading

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Writers write, but how much?

I write a lot. I know I write a lot, but when I actually count the words I’m writing, it doesn’t seem like a lot. I write 16-20 newspaper columns and magazine articles a month and probably average two books … Continue reading

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My Q&A with Pennwriters

Pennwriters is the statewide writers’ association in Pennsylvania. I’ll be presenting three sessions at their annual writers’ conference later this month. As part of their promotion for the conference, they conduct a Q&A with their presenters. Here is the one … Continue reading

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Pilot, fireman, cop, daredevil…I’m all of those, I’m a writer!

Not all research is going through old books in a dark library and sneezing every time you turn the page because you’re stirring up dust. No, research can be fun and it makes the job even more fun. I was … Continue reading

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