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Using Dictation for Writing

Using Dictation for Writing

In an earlier article, I discussed two types of writing: by hand and typing. Well, there is a third type that I will talk about today, and that’s dictation. I know, some of you are probably thinking, “How is dictation writing?” Believe me. I’ve had the exact same question. But the answer is that it absolutely counts as writing. Though words may not be written down, at least not yet, they are still being put out into the universe. Here…

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Writing Criticism Types and Responses

Writing Criticism Types and Responses

No one likes it. I’ve never met someone who genuinely enjoys getting criticism. Sure, a lot of people enjoy the learning to help you get better. But I can guarantee you that those people feel a bit sad when they see those remarks before they get excited about the learning opportunities. Unfortunately, in this age of technology, it has become far too easy to hide behind a screen and say whatever we want. Cyberbullying has become increasingly popular because when…

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Writing By Hand Vs. Typing: Which One is Best?

Writing By Hand Vs. Typing: Which One is Best?

First off, Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there! Second, should you type or write by hand? Which one is best? I think this is a question most of us have faced at some point. Depending on who you talk to, one or the other is more considered writing than the other. But is this true? No. Both writing by hand and typing are valid forms of writing. The important fact is that you’re putting words down. Which…

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5 Lessons From Camp Nano

5 Lessons From Camp Nano

Heyo, Folks! April has been a crazy month for sure. The world has gone to the dogs a lot, and I think we can all agree on that. And I will say that some very unexpected events happened in April that threw me way off. But we’ll all get through it one way or another. Now, some of you might know that April was Camp Nano. For those of you who don’t know what that is, I shall endeavor to…

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What I’ve Been Reading

What I’ve Been Reading

Ask any writer what one of the most important things is for writing, and they will tell you “reading.” If you’re interested, I have another post here where I go into more detail about that. This post today is to give you an update on how I’ve been doing with that. What I’ve Read I am happy to announce that I have indeed read at least one book this year so far! Yes, I am very well aware that many…

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My First Story and Why I Remember It

My First Story and Why I Remember It

So, in an earlier post, I talked some about my first stories. Actually, I mentioned the story that I felt was my first actual true story. And I didn’t give many details. This is where that is going to change. So, sit back and read all about the Tucker Mystery Series! Now, don’t let the word “series” in the title trick you into thinking that it really was a series. I’m afraid to say it wasn’t. The plan was for…

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My Least Favorite Tropes and Why

My Least Favorite Tropes and Why

And we’re back! It’s great to see y’all again. Remember how last week we talked about favorite tropes? Well, this week we’re gonna talk about least favorite tropes. In case you missed that post or just want a reminder of what a trope is, you can go read that here. Onwards and upwards! My List Intelligence = Isolation– This is seriously one that gets my goat. (Yes, that phrase is a cliché. Had to use it, though. 😊) In this…

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My Favorite Tropes and Why

My Favorite Tropes and Why

Hey again, Folks! Who here knows what a trope is? Well, in literature, a trope is “something recurring across a genre or type of literature, such as the ‘mad scientist’ of horror movies or ‘once upon a time’ as an introduction to fairy tales.” This is not to be confused with clichés, which are “Something, most often a phrase or expression, that is overused or used outside its original context, so that its original impact and meaning are lost. A…

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How I Started Writing and My Journey From There

How I Started Writing and My Journey From There

“How did you get started writing?” I’m sure this is a question that nearly every author has faced at some point in time. Some people might eagerly look forward to answering this question, spilling their oral memoir to any available ear. Others fear it. They wish the ground would just open up underneath them like a black hole and swallow them for eternity. Most of us, however, are somewhere in between both extremes. My Writing Story I’m really not sure,…

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Using Google Translate for Fun

Using Google Translate for Fun

I’m pretty sure in this day and age that we are all very familiar with Google translate. Many of us have probably used it, or have heard the horror stories about mistakes it has made. You would think that it would be a simple thing for Google translate to go from one language to the other without messing things up terribly. But when you put something in to be translated and try to take the result and turn it back…

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