Developing story outlines doesn’t mean you have to stay within the lines

Last week, I talked about one of the rules of writing that I rarely follow—writing daily. This week, I’ll touch on outlines. Many writers depend on a written outline to serve as a sort of roadmap, a way to show how you’re going to go from point A to point B by way of the …

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Maybe we need a ‘Day Without Police Officers’

As I was watching the news this morning, there was an item that reminded me of the Old West. I’m not talking about wagon trains and dysentery. I’m talking about an attempt to take the law in your own hands. What if we didn’t have police officers to keep our streets safe? What if we …

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Writing every day not a way of life, but setting regular goals makes it easier

Some writers say you should write every day, set aside some time to write something whether it’s in a journal or crafting a poem or working on the latest chapter of your novel. Some use this mantra as a way to gently encourage vigilance in writing. Others believe that if you miss a day, it’s …

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Bible more than what ‘LGBT News’ bogus description claims

The civil rights struggle has been a long one for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. To move forward and find common ground, it’s important to not be judgmental of the other side. For the longest time, religious organizations were the biggest impediment to equal rights when it came to marriage, adopting children, etc. …

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A visit to the animal house, or life on the lamb

Growing up on a farm, I was constantly exposed to animals. Dogs and cats roamed through the house. Chickens wandered through the yard, rabbits were resting in cages, and horses made their paths in the pasture. One thing I never saw when I was growing up were lambs in the house. Under most circumstances, they’re …

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