Category Archives: Quality Writing – General

4 Reasons Why Your Content-Marketing Writer Should Also Write Fiction (Especially Short Stories)

Your Best Bet For Getting A Great Content Creator Is To Find One Who Also Writes Short Fiction. Inbound marketing or content marketing is big these days – and for good reason. It works. So if you run a business … Continue reading

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New Action-Adventure, Suspense Novel

Ride On - A New Rodeo Novel That Just May Be The Most Original Book You’ve Seen In A Long Time Only one movie - 1972′s Junior Bonner starring Steve McQueen - and no novels ever really captured the flavor and and feel of professional rodeo – until … Continue reading

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Rodeo and Science Fiction Meet – Strange but Good

It’s rodeo time on Terul – bronc riding, yertl tripping, dragon team roping, korth barrel racing, and dragon riding. (And if you thought bullriding was dangerous, just take a look at dragon riding at Kerluk.) These are the events at … Continue reading

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In Memoriam – For My Old Friend the Colon Who Has Passed and Been Supplanted by a Redundant Imposter

Two elegant little dots, one poised precariously over the other, suspended and balanced and slightly portentous, together pleasingly symmetrical, ready to birth the following illustration or expansion: that’s my old friend the colon. But she’s gone now. And now – … Continue reading

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New Collection of Western/Cowboy-Flavored, Science Fiction-Adventure Stories

Wyatt McLaren just released a new five-story collection (with an intriguing author’s introduction) of Buck Johnson short stories. If you like a dab of science fiction in stories about dragon riders and dragon wranglers, you just might want to check … Continue reading

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Fun New Short Story in the Space-Western Science Fiction/Fantasy Sub-Genre

Wyatt McLaren has just released the fifth short story (approximately 6,800 words and maybe the best one yet) in the Buck Johnson series – “Buck Johnson: Dragon Roundup”. It’s a fun read containing all the expected and necessary elements of … Continue reading

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Michael O’Brien’s Island of the World – A Book Worth Reading

Like Odysseus, we’re all trying to get back home.  Violence has taken us away from our early homeland, and now we are on that circuitous journey, fraught with perils and sometimes shipwreck, trying to get back.  Every time we think … Continue reading

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What’s the big Deal about Audience in SEO Content Writing?

One thing I’ll never tire of talking about for SEO content writing is target audience. It is an immensely important component of any SEO article or blog post or press release. It is also a consideration very often neglected by … Continue reading

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On Good Writing – It’s All in the Details

Let’s return to Letters of E. B. White (HarperCollins 2006) to find out how to become better writers.  White should know, and he shows us, without really trying, in many of these letters.  It’s all in the concrete details.  .          … Continue reading

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Rules for Quality Writing from E.B. White

I just finished reading last night, after several weeks because a collection of letters lends itself to being consumed in many small bites, Letters of E. B. White, Revised Edition (HarperCollins, 2006).  And I’m going to be a better writer … Continue reading

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