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WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU BOUGHT A BOOK?

I hope you can answer that question, and I hope it wasn’t too long ago. We’re all writers here, aren’t we? We all either depend on book royalties or hope to depend on book royalties for at least some portion … Continue reading

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I HAD ENCOUNTERED PAST PERFECT TENSE FAR TOO MANY TIMES BEFORE WRITING THIS POST

The past perfect tense is used to indicate an action that has been completed (perfected) before some other action was completed. It can be spotted, most of the time, by looking for the word had: I had lived on Mars … Continue reading

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NAVIGATING THE EIGHT EMOTIONS, PART 8: JOY

Robert Plutchik, professor emeritus at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, identified eight primary emotions: anger, fear, sadness, disgust, surprise, anticipation, trust, and joy. I’ve seen similar lists from experts as varied as Donald Maass and Tony Robbins. Some are a … Continue reading

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TRAGIC WRITING INJURIES

I’m writing this in excruciating pain. Which is why I’ll try to keep it short. For the last year I’ve been experiencing sometimes severe upper back pain, mostly just under my left shoulder blade, and on bad days (like today) … Continue reading

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NAVIGATING THE EIGHT EMOTIONS, PART 7: TRUST

Robert Plutchik, professor emeritus at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, identified eight primary emotions: anger, fear, sadness, disgust, surprise, anticipation, trust, and joy. I’ve seen similar lists from experts as varied as Donald Maass and Tony Robbins. Some are a … Continue reading

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PUNCH, PUSH, EXPLAIN

In my online Pulp Fiction Workshop, I gave the following advice to one of my students: Think of it this way: You have to punch your readers in the face as hard as you can in the first sentence, push … Continue reading

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NAVIGATING THE EIGHT EMOTIONS, PART 6: ANTICIPATION

Robert Plutchik, professor emeritus at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, identified eight primary emotions: anger, fear, sadness, disgust, surprise, anticipation, trust, and joy. I’ve seen similar lists from experts as varied as Donald Maass and Tony Robbins. Some are a … Continue reading

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