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Heroes: The Qualities of Good Ones

August 13, 2019 6:22 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, colors and creeds. They don’t all look, talk or act alike. However, they do have a characteristic journey. They also share certain qualities. Marcus Aurelius, in the title quote, calls for deeds not idle discussion of what makes a man good. Nevertheless, for... read more

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Compelling Openings: A How To

March 22, 2019 7:01 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

A beginning writer recently asked me how to create compelling openings, thus prompting this blog. I have chosen to explain what I did to write Chapter One of John Carter’s Conundrum. I chose it because my editor noted at the end of the first chapter: “You’re writing to all your... read more