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Shelly Lowenkopf
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Writer, editor, teacher, reviewer
Writer, editor, teacher, reviewer

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Small Matters
1. When a word ends with an -ing, chances are overwhelming that the word will, under close examination, be a gerund. 2. You like gerunds on the same approximate level where you fancy vanilla ice cream, which is to day you enjoy vanilla ice cream for its fla...

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Una Voce Poco Fa
Every time you leave the quiet of your home work area to write in one of your favorite local coffee shop, you're reinventing a wheel you already designed thirty or forty years ago, when you already had a quiet place to work. You already know the purpose dri...

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One-sentence Days
Under the most extreme circumstances, you're able to churn out ten or twelve pages a day, hopeful two or three are keepable. Under circumstances of equal extremity, there have been days where your output was one keepable page. You'd been at many book award ...

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Game faces
A scene is the dramatic unit equivalent to diplomatic negotiation. Representatives from the various points of interest need to be present in some setting or arena. All parties involved enter the setting with some attitude toward a specific topic. The topic ...

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The Garrote
One of your oldest and dearest friends was an English writer, who sent his tennis shorts to the cleaners, preferred a biscuit called a digestive, and used a memorable way for squeezing the most stubborn drops of tea from a teabag. To this day, years after y...
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