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A Writing Lesson: The Drifter (A Peter Ash Novel) – Incorporating Sarcasm

I wrote a post a while ago discussing the importance of being an active reader if you’re a writer. Please notice, I said “active” reader—not just a reader. If you want to read actively, you need to pay attention to the way a writer writes. You need to notice the subtle as well as the…
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A Writing Lesson: All the Light We Cannot See – Using Metaphors Well

In an earlier post, I shared with you some great examples of similes from Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel. (ICYMI, you can find the post here.) Why am I talking about Doerr’s use of figurative language? Because the man writes mind-blowing phrases—he won a Pulitzer, for heaven’s sake Because figurative…
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A Writing Lesson: All the Light We Cannot See – Using Similes Well

As writers (and editors helping writers), we’re always looking for new ways to say things that have been said before. When we use words and phrasing to create images, we’re using figurative language, and in the figurative language realm are metaphors, similes, and personification. It’s not too awful hard to come up with examples of…
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To Oxford or Not to Oxford, the Comma Is the Question

If I had to name the single-most hated grammar rule I’ve encountered with my clients, it’s the Oxford (serial) comma. Oh my, the number of times I’ve been told “I hate that comma!” is staggering. And now that little ink spot could be worth millions to some laborers (details at the end of this entry).…
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What have you done as a writer today?

So tell me, what have you done as a writer today? Seriously. Tell me, tell the others that read this blog. Leave it in the comments below. Myself, I entered the “Write a Book with James Patterson” contest. It’s exciting to