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Writing, Wood, And Rocket Science

“You don’t seem like an engineer.” That’s what people usually say a few moments after I tell them that I’m an engineer. Or a rocket scientist. Or whatever the conversation warranted. I guess they are thinking about the nerds they … Continue reading

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Writing 101: The Three Elements of Story

My first car was a 1966 ford Mustang. My dad bought it for $1,000 using the $1,000 my grandparents had given me a year earlier. While he didn’t have to drag it home it had definitely seen better days. The … Continue reading

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Writing 101: Getting Unstuck

We all know that writers get stuck from time to time. There’s even a special phrase for it: writer’s block. When we’re stuck it can be frustrating, demoralizing, and just down right annoying. But what to do about it? Do … Continue reading

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9/11, Plot, And The Book You Will Never See

Everybody is writing about 9/11 today so I guess I should do the same. But I’m not going to write about what I was doing or where I was at that fateful moment – when I first heard what happened, … Continue reading

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