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Practice writing for a small-town Indiana paper and become a published author!

Last week we talked about learning to “string” for small-town papers. The workshop I’ve  been offering for The Writers’ Center emphasizes gaining credentials for authoring (or submitting a book to an agent, for instance) by getting published in newspapers. You
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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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Designing and Living a Lifelong Career in Writing

In this series I’m going to be exploring what makes for an enduring and satisfying (and sometimes remunerative) business life in writing. I want to explore, with some of the best writers in our state weighing in, how a person
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On Writers Block

Every time I sit down to face a blank computer screen, the thought flits through my mind that “Today, I’m not going to be able to do this.” What “this” is doesn’t matter; it can be as simple as a
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