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Learning How to Write

For readers who are considering writing a novel, biography, memoir, how-to guide, history, etc., I think the best way to get started is by taking a writing class. That’s how I began my journey. I prefer onsite classes rather than … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts to Improve Writing

Crossword Puzzles I like to do crossword puzzles. As an author I learn new words and their definition and correct spelling.  They are a good way to add to your vocabulary. Read Aloud Function in Microsoft Word I have been … Continue reading

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Adjectives

An adjective is a word that modifies a noun or pronoun to make it more specific. Adjectives are a writer’s best friend. They help describe a person, place, or thing to allow a reader to form a mental picture of … Continue reading

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McFarland Books on Sale

In recognition of the company’s 40th anniversary, McFarland will be running a website promotion June 10 through June 30 covering ALL books. All website book orders will be discounted by 25%. For those of you familiar with my Civil War … Continue reading

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Fashion Tips for Writers

Writers seem to adopt a variety styles once they become authors. Just because you enter the realm of published writers, doesn’t mean you have to: Wear your hair in a pony tail (men) Let your grow down to  your waist … Continue reading

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Ebenezer Allen – Statesman, Entrepreneur, and Spy

I am happy to announce that the unredacted edition of Ebenezer Allen – Statesman, Entrepreneur, and Spy has been delivered to a potential publisher. The edition is 443 double-spaced pages with over 90 illustrations, and 700 footnotes. Now I begin … Continue reading

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