How To Write Like A Professional: Fantasy

May 21, 2012
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Writing fantasy may be considered redundant. When an author creates an environment, all aspects are controlled. You can choose to limit that environment by historical reality or the geography of the earth, but it is still all imagination. The Fantasy genre specifically relates to either historically impossible conditions (say a Nazi regime in western United […]

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How To Write Like A Professional – Autobiographical

May 14, 2012
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This installment of discussions about types of writing and using examples of successful writer will focus on Autobiography. Autobiography should be the simplest form of writing, after all it is the author writing about him or herself. Who better than the author would know what happened and why? Actually almost anyone else is better at […]

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How To Write Like A Professional (Part 4)

Apr 23, 2012
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This installment of discussions about types of writing and using examples from successful writers will focus on Historical Fiction. Fiction alone is far too broad of a topic and must be broken into several parts. Earlier, in the discussion of series, the focus was on fantasy fiction. Some of the works of historical fiction are […]

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How to Write Like a Professional (Part 3)

Apr 16, 2012
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This installment of writing like a professional will concentrate on biographies. Just as in other forms of writing, biographies have several types that are related. A good example of what could be described as a trans-generational biography is “The Arms of Krupp” by William Manchester. This book traces the life of a corporation through the […]

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How To Write Like A Professional (Part 2)

Apr 09, 2012
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This is the second of a series of articles to look at professional writers and how reading can help your writing. The first part of this series focused on Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson.  His specialty is scientific writing both for professional scientist and the general public.   This week the author of choice is George R. […]

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How To Write Like A Professional

Apr 02, 2012
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Writing (and speaking) like a professional This is the first of a series of articles to look at professional writers and how reading can help your writing. Neil deGrasse Tyson is a writer.  He also happens to be the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space […]

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Political Speech

Mar 26, 2012
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This last week, there were several politically charged gatherings.  The Occupy Wall Street group celebrated six months of continuous protests.  The Tea Party group started their now annual rallies leading up to tax day and anti-Tea Party groups protested the Tea Party. The Tea/Anti-Tea protests are very well-defined.  The Tea Party thinks that Americans are […]

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Touring Our American Heritage

Mar 19, 2012
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I took the opportunity of Spring Break to visit several historical sites.  This was not just an educational tour, but a family visit that was fortuitously located on the east coast.  If you ever have the opportunity, you should visit the various historical sites that have been protected across this great country. My tour started […]

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How Did Your Ancestors Come To America?

Mar 05, 2012
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How did your ancestors come to America?  Very few of us can claim to be descendants of the people who walked from Asia across the land bridge that is now the Bering Sea.  If you are, congratulations.  I personally can only claim residency for just over 100 years.  That does not mean that I have […]

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What is The Hardest Part of Writing?

Feb 27, 2012
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Starting Actually getting started is the first hurdle in writing.  Choosing a topic, establishing an outline, actually putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard), are all part of that start.  Although this can be difficult, the opportunities are countless.  Any idea floating around in your head is a starting point.  There is no need […]

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