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Snapshots of My Writing, Editing and Tutoring Activities

Recently I was asked for some photos of my writing, editing, tutoring and other literacy-related activities. I have lots of pictures from such activities, but since I am usually the person behind the camera (being the communications person for many of these events), there are only a few photos of myself among them. Still, here … Continue reading

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Making Sense: Examples

Sometimes real examples of writing issues are easier to understand than lengthy, complicated explanations. In this new series (see the list of “Real Examples of Various Writing Issues“) you’ll see various real-life writing problems and suggested solutions. Examples of Issues with Making Sense: In the following cases, the writer might want to consider some changes to … Continue reading

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Word Choice Issues: Examples

Sometimes real examples of writing issues are easier to understand than lengthy, complicated explanations. In this new series (see the list of “Real Examples of Various Writing Issues“) you’ll see various real-life writing problems and suggested solutions. Examples of word choice issues: In the following cases, the writer might want to consider a different word or … Continue reading

fantasy / science fiction / speculative fiction / Uncategorized / world building

More Aspects of World Building – Part 2

When writing fantasy, science fiction, or other speculative fiction, there are a number of important aspects to consider. Today we are going to look at some more: Realistic hang-outs, a name for your world, food, alternate realities, time/era, transportation, morality, and architecture–as well as some overall considerations for writing in these genres. This post is … Continue reading

fantasy / science fiction / speculative fiction / Uncategorized / world building

More Aspects of World Building Part 1

When writing fantasy, science fiction, or other speculative fiction, there are a number of important aspects to consider. Today we are going to look at conflict, government and politics, history, technology, magic and super powers, religion and values, basic infrastructures, economic systems, and cultural groups and issues. This post is part of a series on … Continue reading