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Posts Tagged ‘writing’

Freelance Writing Struggles

Freelance Writing Struggles

Sometimes it feels like finding freelance writing gigs is a full time job on its own. I have these grand dreams of having enough gigs to make this writing my full time occupation. I know it will be a long road. I know I will have to keep applying and making a name for [Read More]

New Internet Talk Show Launches for Indie Authors

New Internet Talk Show Launches for Indie Authors

Earlier this year, Ozuna Publications, in conjunction with Artist First Radio Network, launched an Internet talk show designed specifically for the independently published author, also known as self-published authors. If you take into account the vast array of new [Read More]

How Twitter Has Helped My Writing

How Twitter Has Helped My Writing

Twitter has improved my writing…no really it has. It has made me work harder and be more focused on my business. I know Twitter doesn’t seem like an obvious writing aide, but it has helped make a difference in my writing. Of course, I joined Twitter to network and to [Read More]

A Little Encouragement to Keep Writing

A Little Encouragement to Keep Writing

I wrote my first book when I was 8 (Glasses for Shelly…really it should be a children’s bestseller, but my illustrations need some help), and from that moment on writing has held a special place in my heart. I’ve been a writer for 21 years, and I have loved every [Read More]

Do All Writers Write Books?

Do All Writers Write Books?

Do you hear that sound of smacking lips? That’s me trying to get the bad taste of Austin out of my mouth. That sounds really negative, doesn’t it? It wasn’t all bad. I’m just let down. In my previous post, I wrote with excitement about going to [Read More]

Don’t Underestimate Your Readers

Don’t Underestimate Your Readers

(Photo courtesy Wikipedia Commons) Don't write what is obvious. Eliminate all redundant words and phrases. Your readers will still get your drift without any over-explanations. EXAMPLE: The judge sentenced the thief to six years in jail. BETTER: The judge sentenced the [Read More]

Passive versus Active Voice

Passive versus Active Voice

(Photo courtesy Wikipedia Commons) You've heard it a thousand times that "passive voice" is bad and "active voice" is good. In general, I also agree with that advice. For example, "I wrote this e-mail" (active voice) is a much better way of [Read More]

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A Cinematic Feast: “Welcome to the Rileys” (2010)

A Cinematic Feast: “Welcome to the Rileys” (2010)

Here is a tiny little film that barely earned $320,000 in total box-office receipts world-wide and screened only in 11 [Read More]

The American (2010) – A Cold Story Served Well Like Chilled Caviar

The American (2010) – A Cold Story Served Well Like Chilled Caviar

THE AMERICAN is a philosophical exercise on what constitutes “The Reality.” Can we tell what’s going on inside a [Read More]

Growing Up with Harold Bloom

Growing Up with Harold Bloom

Going through my library this weekend, I came across an old copy of Harold Bloom’s classic, The Western Canon. [Read More]

Critics in Love

Critics in Love

This blog isn’t wont to dole out dating advice.  Thinking upon my own predicament trying to find romance, [Read More]

The Military and the Meaning of Science

The Military and the Meaning of Science

The other day, I read an article in the New York Times regarding the American military’s turn to renewable [Read More]

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