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Typewriters

Writing is a way of life for some. We are compelled to write, we don’t write just because we want to. There are some stories that must absolutely be told, either by word of mouth or by printed page. Now … Continue reading

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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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BluewaterPress Goes National

Yesterday and the day before were busy days for BluewaterPress. As I finished the fall term at school, my mind naturally began thinking of the things I had to finish for the press. Highest on the list was drafting a … Continue reading

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The Cost of Books

Yesterday, I was tripping around the Internet, buzzing in and out of different websites looking for ideas for today’s blog. And there it was–staring out at me from the amazon.com pages–a comment about why book prices were so high. As … Continue reading

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That’s a Blog

Yesterday’s blog was a bit on the heavy side with the language. It was thick with terms from the aviation industry. I was concerned enough to post a warning at the beginning of the blog to caution those not conversant … Continue reading

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In Search of Perfection–Drat!

OK, this weekend was a rough one regarding writing and publishing the blog. I literally wrote the blog at the last moment while Ardis drove home late at night from her granddaughter’s baptism. Additionally, I was tired because I did … 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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“Like a Sack of Potatoes”

When Charles Lindbergh flew across the Atlantic Ocean in May of 1927, he ignited the imaginations of many. One enthralled by the idea of being the first woman to fly across the Atlantic was Amy Phipps Guest. Amy Phipps was … 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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