Writing Tips

Grammar: Help your audience “hear” your voice

  I teach a writing class at the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas for adults working to earn their high school equivalency certificate. Mostly, they are a reluctant audience whose primary goal is to ace the essay portion of the test. The nuances of writing are of little importance to them. Most think… Continue reading Grammar: Help your audience “hear” your voice

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Do you have a book in you?

My daughter has talked about writing a (humorous) book about her life experiences.Yet, to date she has not given it any serious consideration. While she is not a WRITER, she has a wonderful story to tell about raising seven children, while living in New York City shelters. Not a funny story, you say. I beg… Continue reading Do you have a book in you?

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Can I call myself a writer if I have not sold any work?

Being a writer is a state of mind as well as a profession or career; it is a calling. What does this mean for those of you who have yet to sell that first article, poem, screenplay, or book? Since you cannot predict when, or if, the world will ¬†recognize (or reward) ¬†your hard work,… Continue reading Can I call myself a writer if I have not sold any work?