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Praise and Insults by Hemingway

I am writing again about writing pilots or flying writers. Sometimes it is difficult to decide which are adjectives and nouns when it comes to describing writers who are capable of flying, or pilots who can actually write. On my … Continue reading

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Bear’s Books

As we wrapped up 2011, one of the goals I missed was completing production on the third book of The Bear’s trilogy, The Owl Hoot Trail. I wanted so much to complete the last book, Book Three, The Turning of … Continue reading

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Arranging Words

What is the deal about arranging words? What could possibly be so important about the way an author puts words on to paper? Can it really make a difference? After all, as long as you transmit the message correctly, that … Continue reading

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Writer’s NATOPS

In the days of flying tactical jets, I spent time reading the NATOPS manual and pocket checklist (PCL). Carrying the PCL in the lower pocket of your G-suit could sometimes keep you out of trouble and if you found yourself … Continue reading

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Florida Authors

Last evening, we enjoyed a delightful dinner with co-workers and friends. The surprise of the evening was talk about Florida authors. In “the olden days,” the foremost Florida novelist was John D. MacDonald. He lived in Sarasota and completed many … Continue reading

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Sun N Fun Gets Slammed

It is early, but late. I have slept too long. It is after 6 a.m. and I am usually up and writing by 5:45 most mornings. But last night was a late night and so I understand why I am … Continue reading

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On Being a Writer

One thing about being a writer is that you have to write well, especially when it comes to “selling yourself.”  In other words, when you put together a proposal or write a query letter to an editor, the writing has … Continue reading

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Reading & Writing

If you are going to write, you must read.  Moreover, if you are a writer who reads, you are going to write – you will write more, and you will find yourself writing well.  Reading and writing go hand in … Continue reading

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Reading & Writing

If you are going to write, you must read.  Moreover, if you are a writer who reads, you are going to write – you will write more, and you will find yourself writing well.  Reading and writing go hand in … Continue reading

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Modern Day Writing Tools

We were on a road trip, having shut down production for a very rare moment.  Typically, we work close to 14 hours a day and through the weekend.  It reminds me of my days in the Navy when I was … Continue reading

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