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Honest, I never intended to torch my bedroom

(Continued from previous post) I was disappointed when I didn’t win a slot in the newspaper’s first Columnist for a Day contest. However, the following June, The Powers That Be repeated the contest, and I thought I’d give it another … Continue reading

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Judges not impressed by weird walk home

One evening in June 1986, I picked up the newspaper and learned that a popular columnist, Mr. J, would be on vacation for three weeks in July. The Powers That Be invited readers to submit stories to a Columnist for … Continue reading

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Notebooks: A necessity and an addiction

Notebooks are a “must have” for writers. Writers must have notebooks to jot down ideas and observations before they’re forgotten. . According to an article I read last week, writers should keep a notebook in every room in the house. … Continue reading

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Where I get ideas, how I keep them

Writers are often asked where they get “all that stuff they write about.” Speaking for myself, I get most of my ideas from my own experiences and observations and from newspapers, television, and (surprise) the Internet. . Getting ideas has … Continue reading

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