Year: 2017

TTOF: Formatting Like a Microsoft Word Ninja

My latest post on “Thinking Through Our Fingers,” a blog on writing: Simply put, formatting matters. If you follow standard formatting conventions of font size, margin width, and so on, professional readers (including agents, editors and publishers) have an easier

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TTOF: Fingers vs. Feet—How NaNoWriMo Is Like Running a Marathon

My latest post on “Thinking Through Our Fingers,” a blog on writing: Not everyone enjoys running, of course, but over the past several years it’s become a big part of my life. It’s also become an integral element of my

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TTOF: Brainstorming with a Partner

My latest post on “Thinking Through Our Fingers,” a blog on writing: If you involve another person in the brainstorming process, it’s critical to find someone you trust, who will listen without judging your ideas and respond like both a

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My First St. George Marathon

I’m no longer a marathon newb. I took care of that back in April in Salt Lake City. So as I approached the St. George Marathon, I thought I kind of knew what to expect. Nope. I prepared for this

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TTOF: A Mini-Manifesto on Letter-Only Words

My latest post on “Thinking Through Our Fingers,” a blog on writing: Because words are tools. As a writer, I refuse to give up any tool for the sake of political correctness. As a writer, I reserve the right to

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