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The Publishing World: Surprise! It has only now begun to change after 500 years of being about the same

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A new book: Copernicus’ Secret: How the Scientific Revolution Began by Jack Repcheck, was surprising to me when I recently read it for a couple of reasons. First, I did not know the details of the intense flaming of scientific
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Writing Lessons: The Indianapolis News in the 1950s

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At fifteen, I took up summer employment as the switchboard operator and cub reporter on the “Great Hoosier Daily,” the Indianapolis News. My father was a friend of Orien Fifer, the managing editor, and they must have been willing to
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The Boiler Room Reporters: A Hot Time in a writing career

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At Broad Ripple High School, Indianapolis in the 1950s, the only spot available for the school newspaper, the Riparian, was in the basement of the “Old Building,” next to the furnace. Here we huddled at ancient, beat-up desks, about twenty-five
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Steps in a Lifetime of Professional Writing: destiny, determination or hard work?

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Number One: The Writing Tree We’ve featured on this blog site many of our successful Hoosier writers telling their stories from time to time and giving hints on how to succeed in a writing career. Now I think I’ll follow
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