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Month: March 2018

Do this but not that

Do this but not that

             Do this but not that! I can’t tell you how many mistakes I made while learning to write.  I guess I should have seen it coming… Mrs. Ware, my high school English teacher, always told me that there were great writers in this world… and then there was me (sigh). Here are a few of the tips I picked up over the years.   Hopefully they will keep you from making some of the many…

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When authors grow up

When authors grow up

I remember starting my first book like it was yesterday.  I had been dreaming of writing a book for many years, but I never thought it could actually happen.  While I was growing up with my five siblings, my mother would sometimes say “Maybe one of you will write a book one day.”  I really wanted to be the first one, and make my mother proud of me. I was so naïve when I started.  Like most aspiring authors, I…

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Why do I do it?

Why do I do it?

The first time I thought about writing a book was in the year 2005.  I was just completing my “twilight tour,” which is the last duty tour of a military member’s career.  I had been dreaming about retiring for the past twenty years, and now it was time.  The funny thing is, just as I was planning out my golden years, my wife and I became pregnant.  Whodathunkit?  My outlook on life changed overnight.  Yesterday I was thinking about buying…

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