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April Fool's Poem
Today I start my month of poetry in celebration of National Poetry Month with a haiku. Genius and folly Oft bud from the same branches Fed by April rains.
Today I start my month of poetry in celebration of National Poetry Month with a haiku. Genius and folly Oft bud from the same branches Fed by April rains.
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National Poetry Month Challenge
April is National Poetry Month, the time each year when writers, readers, publishers, and libraries celebrate the vital, vibrant position that poetry holds in our culture. One great thing about poetry is that (just like any other kind of writing) everyone c...
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Rewriting prompt: You're a poet and don't recognize the fact
Rewrite a scene — yours or someone else's — as a rhyming poem. Couplets, quatrains, sonnets, whatever — just not haiku, okay? Ulterior motive Not You As every man woman and child in creation knows, National Poetry Month (April) is right around the corner. T...
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Rewriting prompt: Another opinion
Today's rewriting prompt is short and imageless because I've been spending all my free time preparing for my presentation at the 2015 annual conference of the American Copy Editors Society, otherwise known as ACES 2015 . If you're going to be there, make su...
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Rewriting prompt: A new ending for an old story
We've all read novels whose endings have left us, to be nice about it, disappointed. (Stephen King's The Stand jumps right to mind.) You know how you wanted it to end, so why not make it end that way? Pick up the story where it starts to go egg-shaped and r...
We've all read novels whose endings have left us, to be nice about it, disappointed. (Stephen King's The Stand jumps right to mind.) You know how you wanted it to end, so why not make it end that way? Pick up the story where ...
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Rewriting prompt: Indulge in grandiloquence
In today's rewriting prompt, I ask you to do the opposite of good editing. Start with about 300 or 400 words — fiction or essay, it doesn't matter. Rewrite it using the most multisyllabic, sesquipedalian verbiage you can muster. Stretch both the language an...
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Four Great Moments from ACES 2015
The high point of my year two years running has been the annual conference of the American Copy Editors Society. Yes, I recognize that that's a little sad, but it's a great conference with wonderful people who speak the same language I do. This year's confe...
The high point of my year two years running has been the annual conference of the American Copy Editors Society. Yes, I recognize that that's a little sad, but it's a great conference with wonderful people who speak the same ...
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Writing prompt: Personal fiction
I'm decompressing and recombobulating after ACES 2015 (the annual conference of the American Copy Editors Association) this morning, so this is going to be short and quick. More about ACES tomorrow. Think about an event in your life that you had high hopes ...
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Writing prompt: Android porn
It's 200 years from now, and androids are common in society. They even have rights . . . though not quite as many as meat people. You walk into your android's bedroom/workshop/recharging station and he/she/it is sitting in front of a screen enjoying the an...
It's 200 years from now, and androids are common in society. They even have rights . . . though not quite as many as meat people. You walk into your android's bedroom/workshop/recharging station and he/she/it is sitting in fr...
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Writing prompt: Saying thanks
I haven't read much by Terry Pratchett. But still. Whenever a writer dies — and especially when a writer dies too young — I feel a special kind of loss. Whenever a Terry Pratchett dies — or a Ray Bradbury or a Maya Angelou — we hear a lot from other writers...
I haven't read much by Terry Pratchett. But still. Whenever a writer dies — and especially when a writer dies too young — I feel a special kind of loss. Whenever a Terry Pratchett dies — or a Ray Bradbury or a Maya Angelou — ...
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Writing prompt: Half-human, all humanity
Start with an animal you dislike. Maybe it's ugly, or seems to have no purpose, or it's only ever been a nuisance to you. Whatever animal (or insect) that is, hold that image in your head. Pick out one or two physical characteristics of that unliked animal ...
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"Out for what do you need that gun?"
The Last Man On Earth premiered this Sunday, and I congratulate the show's writers for how they started this new series. [Warning: There be spoilers ahead.] The premise is pretty simple: The last man on Earth and the last woman on Earth have to learn to liv...
The Last Man On Earth premiered this Sunday, and I congratulate the show's writers for how they started this new series. [Warning: There be spoilers ahead.] The premise is pretty simple: The last man on Earth and the last wom...
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Copy Writer
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Writing, editing, procrastinating, editing some more.
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    Copywriter, 2014 - present
  • digitalrelevance
    Senior Editor, 2013 - 2014
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Indianapolis
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St,. Louis
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I read. I write. I edit. If it has anything to do with putting words in order, I'm there. I also do a little canoodling on the clarinet.
Education
  • Center Grove High School
    1989 - 1993
  • Ball State University
    Music Performance, 1993 - 1997
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4ndyman, Logophilius
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