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Steps in a Lifetime of Professional Writing: destiny, determination or hard work?

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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Children and memoir writing: A surprising creative writing experience at the library

  Recently I visited the East 38th Street Public Library of the Indianapolis library system. I was teaching for the Indiana Writers’ Center: “Memory Writing for Adults.” The Indianapolis Public Library was sponsoring a series of workshops this year at
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Cliches Not Allowed

Cliches not allowed at Hawthorne Publishing, which should not be allowed in the world at large Avoid like the plague in writing and speaking: Use of “Absolutely” to answer a question. Suggestion: just “Yes.” Use of “amazing” to show something
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OPEN YOUR MIND TO OPERA: YOU MAY LIKE IT!

Here’s Marie Albertson  Again Giving Us New Challenges                 The fiction book club which I reluctantly joined loves books about music.  And since I am the most un-musical person God created, I have a hard time with the choice of
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