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Archive for February, 2011
by Justin C. Key • 16 comments
Borders Books and Music is facing hard times. Now, I'm not saying I'm crying, but...
As we are readers as much as we are writers (and maybe, in some cases, moreso), most of us have probably heard about Borders and their financial woes. For those following the state of the publishing b...
by Dan Tricarico • 23 comments
Precision and clarity are the two most important elements of excellent writing.
In the James Brooks’ comedy Broadcast News, the character played by Albert Brooks is on the phone with his news producer. The woman, played by Holly Hunter, also happens to be his friend. At one poi...
A scenario George Orwell didn't consider.
In the novel 1984, by George Orwell, the totalitarian government of Oceania seeks to control every aspect of its citizens’ lives. One way they strive to accomplish this is by completely doing away wi...
by Justin C. Key • 6 comments
A profile of the novelist, my thoughts, and a little inspiration!
If you asked Clive Barker his profession, he'd call himself an imaginer. I'd be inclined to agree with him. I was recently introduced to Clive Barker the novelist, and was so enthralled by his writing...
by Dan Tricarico • 18 comments
Before we can master the basic tools of writing, we have to know what they are.
Before a construction worker builds a house, he or she has to know how to hammer a nail, screw in a screw, and drive a Ford F-150 with a rifle rack and a tool chest in the bed (you may think that last...
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