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First Place Winner of the 2017 Utah Original Writing Competition

First Place Winner of the 2017 Utah Original Writing Competition

Written by on October 8, 2017 in On Writing with 2 Comments

September 19, 2017. It was a long day. Things had gone wrong from the start. My morning coffee was weak and I had so many interruptions I was unable to get any writing done. I had to make several difficult phone calls. I missed my exit on the freeway and was late for an appointment. […]

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Cliches

Cliches

Written by on February 7, 2013 in On Writing with 1 Comment

The older I get the more cliche I have become. I guess I never realized that all those cliches that have caused an involuntary grimace have only endured because they are too true to fall out of use. I didn’t know that with age comes wisdom (I hope) and wisdom doesn’t care about cleverness or […]

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How to Achieve Clarity in your Writing

How to Achieve Clarity in your Writing

Written by on May 8, 2012 in On Writing with 0 Comments

One of the most valuable things a writer can learn about the craft of writing is clarity. Being straightforward and clear is a challenge for many writers, myself included. It is easy to think that your readers live inside your head with you and you don’t have state your ideas clearly and you can use […]

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Balancing Act: Writing and Marketing

Balancing Act: Writing and Marketing

Written by on May 1, 2012 in On Writing with 0 Comments

One of the biggest challenges I face as a modern day writer is the juggling act of writing and marketing–or rather writing while marketing. With today’s internet, social media and the changing world of publishing, writing and marketing are inextricably linked. But I personally don’t know too many writers that would rather be out promoting […]

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