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Charles Goulet
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Insight with Words

Writing is the process of expressing thoughts into words. Since a thought is that which is in the one’s mind and not necessarily related to words, that is the writer’s difficulty because ..
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Writing Intuitively

Most authors write because they must; their need to communicate is a deep-rooted instinct that they neither understand nor even realize. The writer that possesses this quality is a born writer. What .
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Using Adjectives and Adverbs

Although adjectives and adverbs are indispensable part of speech, they should not be substituted for strong, exact, and precise nouns or powerful, animated, and specific verbs. The English language ..
(January 25, 2007)
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Using Qualifiers in Dialogue

Qualifiers such as very, many, rather, hardly, etc. should be avoided in serious writing that is narrative, expository, descriptive, or argumentative, in other words formal writing, but it is ..
(January 10, 2007)
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In Expository Prose Avoid All Qualifiers

Expository prose is meant to expound, explain, or appraise analytically. Thus it should be concise, precise, and clear. It should use language that does not rely on qualifiers such as rather, little, .
(October 25, 2006)
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The Practice of Writing

Virgil, the great Roman poet, wrote “Practice and thought might gradually forge many an art. ” From this we can assume that practice comes before thought, and so it is with present day ..
(March 14, 2005)
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The Daily Rite

If you want to be a writer, then you must write - you must write something every day. If possible, have an established time to write every day. Budget your time to make that period available even if .
(March 14, 2005)
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The Iniquitous Slip

All the famous writers I heard of could paper the walls of their offices with rejection notices. Rejection slips are the bane of all writers, yet they are inevitable. The most successful of writers ..
(March 14, 2005)
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The Blank Mind

Many writers stare at the blank page or clean computer screen and wait for inspiration with a feeling of hopelessness. That white page or screen is always a struggle to fill, and it probably will ..
(March 14, 2005)
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Writing is a Discipline

If a writer considers writing to be a task, he/she is doomed to failure. Since it cannot be a task, then what is it? It is a discipline. What does that mean? A discipline means development, and that ..
(March 14, 2005)
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Writing Requires Self-Control

The only way to become a writer is to write. That requires a great deal of self-control and dedication, not only writing when the urge is upon you, but even when it is not. That requires seeing the ..
(March 16, 2005)
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Talent or Toil

As in all endeavors, toil is necessary to succeed and more so in writing. Work or its habit is the mother of talent. A writer must labor over his craft until it becomes strength, and the only way the .
(March 16, 2005)
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The Demon Fear

You have a great idea for a poem, a story, an essay, an article, a book, or a novel, but you hesitate to write it. Why? Fear is the key to a writer’s procrastination, hesitation, and dawdling. ..
(March 16, 2005)
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Freelance or Staff

There is no doubt that a staff writer enjoys advantages not availed by the freelancer. However, there are benefits available to the freelancer that a staff writer can never expect. A staffer must ..
(March 16, 2005)
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The Struggle

Sometime one must coax the words out. Each day is a struggle to sit before the computer and produce—produce words that are appropriate, produce sentences that are logical, produce paragraphs that ..
(March 16, 2005)
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Trying Too Hard

If you dread the thought of writing, if you fear your desk, and if you hate your computer, then you are trying too hard. If the thought of writing makes you feel guilty, makes your heartbeat ..
(March 29, 2005)
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Writing and Self-examination

Good writing requires self-examination. Why is one writing? What part of the writer will be shared with readers? Will it be only information or will it include the essence of the writer? This, then ..
(March 29, 2005)
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A Writer's Secrets

Every person has secrets that only he or she knows, secrets that are not shared with anyone, not even the most intimate friends, partners, even soul mates. These secrets may be righteous or sinister, .
(March 29, 2005)
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Important Points of Fiction

Fiction manuscripts receive feedback that addresses and scores: The theme of the book Character development and depth Plot and story line resolution Pace and setting of the story The effective ..
(March 29, 2005)
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The Self-indulgent Writier

A writer can never be self indulgent whether writing fiction, non-fiction, or poetry. If one writes only to please one’s self, the likelihood of publication becomes remote. Editors and agents ..
(March 29, 2005)
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Self-examination vs Self-indulgence

Self-examination is brutally honest. Self-indulgence is brutally maudlin. Writing requires the author to be harshly candid about motive, intent, and goal, which, of course, mean self-examination. On .
(April 09, 2005)
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Self-Examination

Self-examination sheds light on a writers motives, goals, and aspirations, while self indulgence hide the obvious and absorbs any illumination before it occurs. When a writer exams his motives, ..
(April 13, 2005)
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Mumblings

The self-indulgent writer listens only to the mumblings of sycophants, toadies, and flatterers, thus failing to heed the valid criticisms of editors, critiquers, and reviewers. Since improvement ..
(April 13, 2005)
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A Single Technique

Writing is hard work, and like all hard work, one tries to avoid it if possible. Yet writers feel the urge to write, the need to write, and the inspiration to write, but these are not what produces. ..
(April 18, 2005)
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A Writer's Essential Tools

William Faulkner, the great Mississippi writer, said, “The tools I need for work are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whisky. ” Every writer needs certain tools to accomplish the task ..
(April 19, 2005)
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