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This 1 Thing Will Squelch Your Dreams of Authorship

Maybe when all is said and done, the reason you aren’t published is not the hours a night you spend watching television, the hours you spend clicking “like” on all the foodie pics your friends post on Facebook, the lateness … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Disappointments and Struggles

Jean F. Akin. My newest novel for an adult audience, entitled COLD AS WINTER WOODS, is soon to be published under the name J.F. Akin. It’s a thriller about the victim of a kidnapping, and how she fares when misunderstandings … Continue reading

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Kinda & Sorta: The Indecisive Twins

  by Jean Foster Akin From the mouth of a parenting expert being interviewed on a national television program: “Babies are sort of helpless, so new parents need to be vigilant in anticipating and supplying their children’s needs.” Really? Babies … Continue reading

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Do I Use “Less” or “Fewer”?

by Jean Foster Akin               There is a difference between the words FEWER and LESS that makes interchanging them improper. It makes interchanging them a mistake. It isn’t the worst mistake a person can make, … Continue reading

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AUTHOR QUOTE: Finding Your Voice

If your passions are strong and you’re a fighter, the question of voice is a superficial one. You are eager to speak; you only need the podium. That is, you need the writing technique. But don’t worry about voice. If … Continue reading

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Easy Trick to Using “I” or “Me” When Writing or Speaking

by Jean Foster Akin Do you ever wonder whether to use the pronoun “I” or “me” while writing or speaking sentences such as “Me and Bill,” or “Gloria and I”?  Today I have a simple trick for you so that … Continue reading

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#1 Fuel for Writing Great Stories

French novelist and playwright Honoré de Balzac is said to have drunk 50 cups of coffee a day. He stated: “As soon as coffee is in your stomach, there is a general commotion. Ideas begin to move…similes arise, the paper … Continue reading

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