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Tag: present tense

Writing with photographs, part two

In last week’s post on Writing with Photographs, we talked about ways to look at photographs—how to systematically examine the photograph’s physical characteristics, inventory the image, listen for the story the picture has to tell and answer the basic who-what-where-when-why-how questions. Now, let’s focus our attention on what to do with the information gleaned from…

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A great new editing tool

All writers have blind spots. We have our pets—favorite words, clichés, overused phrases, excessive adverbs—that we read right over when reviewing our stories. So, what’s the big deal? I love the word just. I can use just over and over again, and it sounds just fine to me. The problem is that the reader often trips…

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I feel so tense

I often do feel tense, but that’s not the type of tense I’m referring to now. I thought I’d spend some time talking about verb tenses today. Hang on…before you click to another page, read on. This might give you something to think about. Okay, let’s first do a short grammar lesson just so we all…

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