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For the Polemologists (scholars of war)

I do love learning new words and this one seems particularly apt for myself as a Great War in Africa (GWA) specialist and more especially for TSL’s GWAA imprint. Learned a new word today,...

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What makes a real writer?

The real writer will write. He has something inside of him that must come out. Kurt Vonnegut #amwriting pic.twitter.com/lOah1vDHsU — TheUnNovelist (@TheUnNovelist) 1 March 2017 George Saunders takes things a little further explaining the...

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Gender dependent adjective/noun

I live and learn. Proofreading A Second Chance, I decided to look up the difference between blond and blonde. I knew there was a difference in spelling, tending to think if it was hair...

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He said, she said: dialogue issues

Advice for reviewing dialogue by MaryLee MacDonald Practical advice on dialogue by Jennie Nash The narrating characters will control the tone and flow of the story, and, in large part, decide whether or not...

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Writing advice – achieving perfection

Every sentence must do one of two things: reveal character or advance the action.KURT VONNEGUT#amwriting #fiction pic.twitter.com/SLuXtqo7ix — Jon Winokur (@AdviceToWriters) 16 January 2017 I've found the best way 2 revise your own work...