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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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What happened to the Cyclops? Books that aren’t worth reading today

As I give seminars around the state on writing and publishing books, I’m asked about “how to?” put into publication that book that everybody seems to believe they have in them. There are lots of ways to do that beginning
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