Archive for November, 2013

Knee jerk reaction to “selfie”

After all the work Miley Cyrus did to get the folks at the Oxford English Dictionary to select “twerk” or “twerking” as the next new word to be added, the judges at this bastion of English word deification and definition thumbed their noses at her and instead selected the warped word “selfie” to be included. […]

November 30, 2013 · admin · No Comments
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cARtOONSDAY: “lITERARY hEIGHTS”

November 26, 2013 · admin · No Comments
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Haiku to you Thursday: “Phases”

Morning’s cold caress. / Afternoon’s gentle embrace./ Evening’s parting kiss.

November 21, 2013 · admin · No Comments
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Writing tip Wednesday: “Giving the Bad Guys Their Due”

6 Ways to Write Better Bad Guys by Laura Disilverio http://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/6-ways-to-write-better-bad-guys?et_mid=636328&rid=239626420 Luckily, transforming your antagonist from a one-dimensional paper doll into a force to be reckoned with—and remembered—is completely possible if you implement a few simple but powerful methods for creating antagonists and expanding their roles. You can build a worthy adversary during the outlining […]

November 20, 2013 · admin · No Comments
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Monday morning writing humor: “Prattle”

Have critics said of your work: “He never gets to his last word.”? This is called Prattlitus or Prattlitous. Or perhaps it was phrased this way: “His conclusion is longer than his discussion.” This is called Inconlusivity. Or, when asked to write a summary of your latest novel, has you agent said to another: “His […]

November 18, 2013 · admin · No Comments
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Photo finish Friday: “Pumpkin squash”

November 15, 2013 · admin · No Comments
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Haiku to you Thursday: “Generous”

Hawk perched in an oak, / generous in its silence. / Empty feeder swings.

November 14, 2013 · admin · No Comments
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cARtOONSDAY: “hOW tHINGS sTACK uP”

November 12, 2013 · admin · No Comments
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Monday morning writing humor: “The Captain said”

What the Captain said The boat is fine, the captain said; he said it to our face. The boat is fine, the captain said, the river sets the pace. The boat is fine, the captain said, and then he said no more. The boat is fine, the captain said as we sailed away from shore. […]

November 11, 2013 · admin · No Comments
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Haiku to you Thursday: “State stars start”

Stars still light the night / yet a light across the yard / states the morning’s start.

November 7, 2013 · admin · No Comments
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