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My Pencil

My pencil fell upon the road,
Full of the words I thought I’d write.



Clickbait: Nothin' to See Here

don't be reeled in by clickbait

Josh Benton of Harvard’s Neiman Journalism Lab defined clickbait as "Noun: Things I don't like on the Internet.”
There is little to like about clickbait. Clickbait is a headline that generates a momentary rush of excitement that culminates in a rapid letdown. It is a corruption of information, a "bait and switch" tactic that leads to the Internet's most insipid websites and faux blogs filled with picture galleries accompanied by short, vapid blurbs of text.

Talk the Talk. Write the Walk.

too to to error

I marvel at the language skills of those who live outside of native English-speaking countries. Several friends speak two or more languages. I find that phenomenal. Although I have studied French and Spanish, I am far from conversant in either language. English is my one and only and sometimes I've wondered about that..

14 Writing Prompts That Smash Writer's Block

bulldozerThe other day I suggested some ways to create writing prompts. This list will suggest ways to expand them into the story you want to tell. These writing prompts will trip your trigger, light your fire, or push your on-button. I’ve looked at dozens, maybe hundreds of writing prompts. The problem with them is they all start with a single sentence. When writer’s block ices up your driveway, you need a bigger bulldozer to dislodge it.

Citing Your Sources

Citing your sources helps you earn credibility. Whether you write non-fiction for online visitors or offline readers, proper citing of sources is critical.

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