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Oh Granny, What Big Eyes You’ve Got?

Occasionally, one of our side characters proves to be far more interesting to our reading public than expected. To capitalize on this, we may be tempted to give them a story of their own. Great–if we can do it without … Continue reading

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Character Study: The Engineer Who Married the Debutante

Arthur G. was a graduate of a New England engineering college who had led his class, had secured three United States patents before he graduated, and for whom a brilliant and successful career was predicted. In his senior year in … Continue reading

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Character Study: Salesclerk Who Didn’t Like to Sell

Frances liked her working conditions, but she did not like the details of the definite job for which she was hired. She was hired to be a salesclerk. But the minute she came behind her counter in the morning she … Continue reading

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Those Boots Need Polish

This morning’s writing tip of the day is brought to you by a run-and-gun military science fiction novel that could have used some more boot polish. Here is what one reviewer had to say about the book: “The writer doesn’t … Continue reading

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Show Her No Pity

Women had it hard in Biblical times. Even an act of self-defense (or should I say other-self-defense) came with a hard punishment. An eye for an eye. If you’re a man. If you’re a lady, well, you might just lose … Continue reading

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Shoot Your Novel

Writing a novel is rather like shooting a film. Only, unless you’ve teamed up with a fellow writer, you’re in charge of ALL the departments involved in the production. Set Design. Where does your novel take place? If it’s set … Continue reading

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Exciting New Product!

Udas Grun Exuxan Exuxan Stackable Shelters Mavic Set Greetings Udas Exuxan We are excited to introduce you to our latest product, Vinlorica (copyright protected). Vinlorica is a nontoxic enamel preparation, created in our labs from our planet-famous cultivars, designed to … Continue reading

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Lost in Transit

Udas Jillintor Uavoo Public Safety Oversight Committee Greetings Udas Uavoo First of all, I would like to apologize on behalf of my company for this unfortunate accident, though, strictly speaking, our company was in no way responsible for it. The … Continue reading

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The Ornamental That Wouldn’t

Udas Abrala Krayal Krayal Housing Development Mavic Set Greetings Udas Krayal As you know, our company prides itself on its 100% satisfaction guarantee. We were grieved to learn that you are not satisfied with the cultivar you purchased from us. … Continue reading

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Why Cads Finish Last

One of my biggest peeves with modern romance novels is the handsome cad who inevitably stumbles his way into them. He can act like a total backside, with or without regret, and still find someone head over heels in love … Continue reading

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