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Two New Posts this Week (Not Counting this One)

Once again, Mr. Horne’s Book of Secrets will be forced to post later in the week than originally scheduled. But this time, it’s a good thing because you are going to get not one, but two new blog posts this week.…
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Writing is Fun (I’m Serious)

When you begin your winding journey to become a professional writer, one lesson hits you particularly hard. It’s something troubling, particularly because it’s something that has always been there, but you only notice it once you’re knee deep in the pursuit.…
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Hooked on a Feeling: Fear

It comes in two great-tasting flavors.

So Sorry, Once Again

In this week’s blog post, we get a continuation of the “Hooked on a Feeling” miniseries. This week’s episode is devoted to the sensational emotion we call “Fear”. But it’s still Getting Ready However, this week has been particularly busy…
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On the widespread use of swearing in kids’ shows.

John Horne is a new contributor to Mr. Horne’s Book of Secrets. He has a Ph.D in marine biology from James Cook University and writes a variety of genres.   It’s pervasive. You hear it all the time. Any show…
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Putting it to Words

The effable is preferable to the ineffible. -Primo Levi Things You can Learn from a Guava Fruit There is a school of thought that decries the physical world, the idea being that enlightenment is a purely intellectual exercise and that…
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Help is Other People

There’s no getting around the fact that writing is a largely solitary art. There are exceptions, of course. Writing TV shows being the most notable. And the bookmill industry sometimes relies on writing by committee, where a number of talented…
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Hooked on a Feeling: Inspiration

It’s a sacrificial rite for writers.

Hand. Writing.

When building a blog, you quickly come to realize that your chosen subject has many facets. Some facets are big and paradigm-changing. Some facets are small but still pertinent because they provide the subject with precision and polish. Perhaps none of…
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