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5 Practical Exercises For the Creative Writer

After you’ve written a paragraph, have you ever stopped to squint at the words, wondering if you’ve chosen the right ones to convey the mood you intended? Did you manage to craft a distinct voice for your viewpoint character, or does the narrative sound too much like you? Are your commas placed correctly? All the… Continue reading 5 Practical Exercises For the Creative Writer

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3 Tips For Moms Who Want to Read Hard Books

Moms, have you ever wanted to read a Great Book? Classics are the foundational texts of Western Civilization. Why should we leave them behind in college? Recently, I wanted agreed to read Paradise Lost with a friend on Facebook. But my schedule, three kids, a house, friends, and life reminded me why I've read so few of… Continue reading 3 Tips For Moms Who Want to Read Hard Books

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The Life Changing Magic of Brainstorming

A new story is hard to write. And generating ideas to fill it is even harder. When you’re staring at a blank page, Solomon’s words in Ecclesiastes might haunt you: “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” With so many great… Continue reading The Life Changing Magic of Brainstorming