Monthly Archives: April 2011

Beware the Tower-Mounted News Cameras!

    Or:  Self-Editing Takes the Day Off          I spotted the following sentence in an online Associated Press story about the tornadoes sweeping the southern United States:      “Neighborhoods there were leveled by a massive tornado caught on video by a tower-mounted … Continue reading

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Happy Easter!

I wish you a happy and blessed Easter!                                              -Jennifer M. ************************************************************************* Clipart provided by Clipart.ChristiansUnite.com.

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Bad Beginnings

     Been writing long?  Then you know writing experts have been drilling into us for years that we must hook our readers in the first paragraph, or we are doomed to die alone and penniless and fifty pounds overweight.  Although, to … Continue reading

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The Fix-up

Second Bell English      Mrs. Carroll is droning on and on about Walt Whitman’s literary genius for, like, the third day in a row.  I don’t care.  I’m writing all over two special pages inside the red Trapper Keeper I … Continue reading

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I have awesome friends…

 …and that’s no joke.      I’m willing to bet that many a blogger has pressed the Publish button on a work of literary art, dreaming of the day that a Hollywood talent scout or studio boss will stumble across his … Continue reading

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Heart Palpitations to Begin in 3…2…

Some of you may know that I have an interest in screenwriting.  I took a class, read some books, purchased the software, and realized I was in waaaaaaaay over my head.  Plus, the stories weren’t coming.  I had plenty of … Continue reading

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