Mr. Horne's Book of Secrets

Tag Archive: writing

A Child Called “Disappointment”

If you’re anything like me, you feel that the Harry Potter series ended too soon. Just imagine what might have been. I mean, the world that was introduced over the course of the series was definitely larger than could be…
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EXP

John Grisham was a trial lawyer. Ernest Hemingway was an ambulance driver in World War I. Theodore Seuss Giesel stole Christmas eight years in a row. These are great authors, and all were blessed with the gift of experience. It is…
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How do I Know if I’ve Succeeded?

As an up and coming author, your biggest question will always be “When?” When will I land an agent? When will my book find a publisher? Or, in the even nearer term: When will my book be finished? When will…
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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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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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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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Blocks

Becoming a writer has been an eye opening experience for me, in many ways. I never appreciated all the work that went into writing a book until I actually did it. And I also didn’t realize just how possible it is…
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