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Quick Bit: Writing Active Description

Your writing needs description to make the people and places you're writing about come alive in the mind of the reader. Duh. But opinions on how much description vary.  Some like a lot, some like a little.  I fall somewhere in between.  I like a lot of description–and I will admit to finding myself skimming […]

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Avoiding the Curse of the Superficial

The superficial, the general, skimming across the top, whatever you want to call it, hear me now, it is not a desirable thing, either in people (sorry, Paris Hilton) or the written word. I've read several different pieces lately that shared this dreaded affliction.  The words stayed on the surface, never delving deep.  Think about […]

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