Guest Post by Brian T. Shirley – “Save Whatever You Write!”

  Save Whatever You Write! by Brian T. Shirley   I started writing when I was a kid, a very silly kid. I have always loved writing a story, handing it to someone and watching them smile or sometimes even a laugh as they read. Now I can write something, do it onstage and get the same reaction, hopefully. I write stand-up comedy and perform it, I write humor books and more recently write...
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Guest Post by Michael Bradley – “Writing – Is It Creative?”

“Writing – Is It Creative?” by Michael Bradley   Published February 24, 2013 only on mbtimetraveler.com Most people think as an author and a magazine columnist that I create new things and new stories.  Oddly, the answer is yes and no.  We are the sum of our neural connections and memories.  I do not believe you can create anything new.  All you can do is take what is...
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Book Review – “Growing Up Country: Memories of an Iowa Farm Girl” by Carol Bodensteiner

Finally! I finally finish writing my review of Carol Bodensteiner’s book. Leaning  back in the tall chair at my desk, I revel – just a bit at the work I’ve just completed. Now, I go back to my key board and find Carol’s book on Amazon. I never look at the reviews others have written until I finish the review I am writing. As I begin scrolling down, a sick feeling struck...
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Guest Post by Arlene Knickerbocker – “What Readers Retain”

What Readers Retain by Arlene Knickerbocker   Once we decide to write for publication, our focus must shift. We are told, “Write what you are passionate about.” However, if readers are not passionate about that topic, who will read what we write? Every publisher asks their writers to identify their target audience and give specific demographics. Every publisher asks their writers what...
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Guest Post by Uvi Poznansky – “The Cyclical Process of Writing”

The Cyclical Process of Writing by Uvi Poznansky In any task you undertake, you often hear the advice: start at the beginning, continue down the middle, and finish at the end. Writing is no different. Problem is, as you advance diligently down that path, you may find–to your surprise–that you are getting better, more proficient at your craft. Suddenly the opening of this chapter...
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