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ENCOURAGE THE YOUNG TO WRITE by Salvatore Buttaci | The Write Room Blog

ENCOURAGE THE YOUNG TO WRITE by Salvatore Buttaci | The Write Room Blog | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it

When I had my first writing published in the New York Sunday News in 1957, my parents thought it justified buying me a Remington typewriter. I loved that machine! I kept it in the corner of our kitchen, safe in its dark brown case, and after homework, I would carry it to the kitchen table, remove it from its case, and sit there thinking of what to write.

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Sal Buttaci is one of my favorite writers. It's a pleasure to share his recollections and advice to parents.

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Words! Bizarre, Obsolete, Odd, Outdated & Weird + Cartoon Fun!

Words! Bizarre, Obsolete, Odd, Outdated & Weird + Cartoon Fun! | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Discover some words that were used generations ago; or,
very seldom used today.
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Having been led to this page by Donald Ford, I had to share it with others. Just too much fun to keep to myself.

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Sharla Shults's curator insight, December 16, 2013 4:07 PM

This is just too cool not to share! Times come and go often leaving behind some of the most nostagic events. Then comes along the totally bizarre, long ago tucked away out of use but not totally forgotten. Read on and enjoy...

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Coffee vs. beer: Which drink makes you more creative?

Coffee vs. beer: Which drink makes you more creative? | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Tips and other good things.
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This is interesting stuff.

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The Role of a Dictionary

The Role of a Dictionary | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Good writing may exceed the boundaries suggested, if not intended, by dictionary definitions.
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Pedantry never won a pulitzer or told a good story.

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Sharla Shults's curator insight, May 19, 2013 12:02 PM

What a dictionary is for is rarely what a writer needs: basic help in using individual words. Of course, when a writer needs such help it is critical that he or she gets it. Only it should be kept in mind that good writing may exceed the boundaries suggested, if not intended, by dictionary definitions. As one lexicographer put it, “Nothing worth writing is written from a dictionary.”

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Brian M. Hayden | Guest Blog by Kenneth Weene – “Writing Synesthesia”

Brian M. Hayden | Guest Blog by Kenneth Weene – “Writing Synesthesia” | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
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I love to share new ideas about writing. Hope you'll take time to check out this piece I wrote about a strange phenomenon and how we authors might use it.

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Brian Hayden's curator insight, April 24, 2013 8:59 AM

I am thrilled to include Kenneth Weene amongst my guests. Informative, interestinag and always original. Read his post. 

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Please take a moment to read this. Kenneth Weene provides writers with new possibilities.
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Daily interview no.582 with multi-genre author Kenneth Weene

Daily interview no.582 with multi-genre author Kenneth Weene | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Welcome to the five hundred and eighty-second of my blog interviews with novelists, poets, short story authors, biographers, agents, publishers and more. Today’s is with multi-genre author Kenneth ...
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Of course you want to know more about me. So here it is with a nice piece of flash fiction as an added bonus.

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The Strange Tale of the North Pond Hermit

The Strange Tale of the North Pond Hermit | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
For nearly thirty years, a phantom haunted the woods of Central Maine, creeping into homes, and surviving on what he could steal. He became a legend. Then one day last year, the hermit came out of the forest. His name was Christopher Knight
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This is the kind of great character you can find in Maine, which is why I will soon be publishing "Broody New Englander", a book with my novella "The Stylite" and two short stories--all three set in Maine. Meanwhile, all authors have to delight in people like Christopher Thomas Knight, for it is the unusual which so often inspires us to see the twists and quirks in the normal.

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The Dan O'Brien Project: Holiday Giveaway!

The Dan O'Brien Project: Holiday Giveaway! | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
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A very special offer from a special friend. If you are a writer, I strongly urge you to take part and maybe win a great gift.

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The Write Room Blog | where friends from disparate approaches to life and writing work together and share

Life as a writer can be hard some times.

Success is elusive; fans shift as often as a summer wind.

Yet, we persevere, writing into the late hours of the night and waking in the early hours of the morning to log the hours and enter, for a time, the worlds we create.

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If you are a writer and hope to get into good literary magazines, this is some advice from an expert you don't want to miss.

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Creating a Narrative Voice

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Creating a narrative voice is one of the most challenging aspects of writing. Kenneth Weene outlines how he crafts a distinct narrative voice.
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I'm always happy to share a bit of my writing technique.

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How to Write with Style: Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Keys to the Power of the Written Word

How to Write with Style: Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Keys to the Power of the Written Word | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
"The most damning revelation you can make about yourself is that you do not know what is interesting and what is not."

Kurt Vonnegut has
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Some great writing advice fro the master.

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