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Eight Terms New Writers May Not Know But Probably Should

As a child, I resisted asking for help.  After all, if I had to ask, someone might suspect that I didn't know everything. (Gasp!) I'd like to say that I've gotten better as I've gotten older, but I've never been a good liar. When I took my first tentative steps towards seeking publication a couple… Continue reading Eight Terms New Writers May Not Know But Probably Should

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The R-Rated Coffee Stand and the Importance of Knowing Your Genre

All I wanted was a nice cup of coffee. The drive around Washington's Olympic Peninsula winds and twists beside Lake Crescent, near temperate rainforests populated by all sorts of wildlife: herds of elk, blacktailed deer, even cougars. I needed to be alert. When we saw a drive-through coffee stand ahead, I decided to give it… Continue reading The R-Rated Coffee Stand and the Importance of Knowing Your Genre