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Tag Archive: writing

When a Repressed Memory Resurfaces

For all those who have never gone through it, themselves.

The Blog Turns 100 Today

We owe our longevity to pork rinds and caramel.

On the Mend

I had the chance for a long and productive holiday weekend, but I blew it by getting a bad cold. I’m feeling a bit too groggy to make anything meaningful this week. But I’m afraid that the blogosphere is still a…
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That First Line

It should encompass the entire work. It should entice and mystify. Ideally, it should be the strongest statement in whatever you’re writing. That cruel mistress, that labor of love which can make or break an entire book. There is a…
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Writing Books Makes You Better at Christmas Shopping

No, really. It may be hard to swallow, but if you keep an open mind, it isn’t hard to see why practicing this makes you better at this Not that anyone needs more reasons to write books, but the upsides of the…
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Hooked on a Feeling: Hope and Despair

Keep turning that chicken.

Hollywood has an Iconography Problem

Have you ever noticed how Jesus is everywhere? And I don’t mean “everywhere” in the sense that He’s divinely omnipresent. No, I mean the other kind of everywhere—specifically, I am talking about movies. Because people are putting Him in movies.…
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