Category Archives: Writing and Editing

Dystopian Fiction: A View On This Popular Genre

It is written that utopia is boring to readers, that we are not wired to read about no conflict (how about goals?), and that a perfect world is so unachievable there is no point in writing about it. True, but … Continue reading

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Meet Patty Wiseman, Award-Winning Author

I am happy to have as my guest today Patty Wiseman, author, whose books have won several awards. Thank you, Patty, for joining me on my website. Patty, can you tell us what books you have written? An Unlikely Arrangement … Continue reading

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Devolution

Sell to the young, Or there’s no money in it; Fun things like video games, Consoles, movies. Sell to the young The things they enjoy, Not the things they may need; Easy things, entertainment, Special effects. Sell to the young, … Continue reading

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What is Plagiarism Really?

What is plagiarism? It is more than copying someone’s written work directly. It is using their ideas without a proper reference. Liz Broomfield explains this beautifully in her article “On plagiarism,” where she states that plagiarism is really “passing other … Continue reading

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The New Fad of “Your”

I’m sure some of you have noticed that there is an unprecedented misuse of the homonyms “your” and “you’re.” There have always been cases of homonym confusion in the past, but today the “your” problem is out of control. It … Continue reading

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Do We Understand the Value of Custom Work?

Custom work is not a bunch of products on a store shelf. Unlike one-size-fits-all items put through an assembly line, custom service is a specialty item designed for one buyer, and tailored to that buyer—you. What’s so special about custom … Continue reading

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Featured Excerpt in Angie’s DIARY – Beyond the Precipice Chapter 1

An excerpt from BEYOND THE PRECIPICE, Chapter 1: The ‘Cello Girl is now featured in Angie’s DIARY Online Writing Magazine. Read the rest of the chapter and experience how Bret Killeen, gifted musician, writes music (Chapter 21 – short excerpt, … Continue reading

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Writing Tips: When to Adhere to the Rules and When to Break Them, and Why Should You Care, Anyway?

Surprise: there is a place for bad grammar in good writing. But when and where? And, really, why should you care? Tips about grammar for creative writers, bloggers, professionals, employees, business owners, and just about anyone: 1. There is a … Continue reading

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Language Devolution: How Will It Affect Our Thinking?

Computer programers pay attention to detail and need to know the language and syntax of the program, which takes time to learn. You and I probably don’t know how to do it because we don’t want to take the time … Continue reading

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Interview With Eva Blaskovic!

“Interview With Eva Blaskovic!” with Patty Wiseman, author of An Unlikely Arrangement and An Unlikely Beginning, was published on February 16, 2012 and is posted in Patty’s Inspirations blog.   “The story draws attention to the complex world of family … Continue reading

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