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It is all very well to be able to write books, but can you wiggle your ears?

Inspiration for writers

Sometimes I stumble on blogs with interesting ideas for improving writing. I thought I’d offer an idea in return. Do you ever find a character doesn’t quite ring true when … Continue reading

March 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

Elmore Leonard’s Ten Rules of Writing

Sad news today of Elmore Leonard’s death. Here are his excellent rules of writing. 1 Never open a book with weather. If it’s only to create atmosphere, and not a … Continue reading

August 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Today seems like a good day for my favorite Mandela quotes.

Today, I’m thinking about Nelson Mandela, a great leader, skilful orator and eloquent writer. 1. “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or … Continue reading

June 8, 2013 · 1 Comment