Category Archives: nonfiction

The Audacity of Momentum

Why do people stop themselves once they’ve got something started? Why do people stop short of achieving a goal, again and again? Sure, part of the problem is the fear of the unknown but the other problem is a lack … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of an Online Click

“Click on me! Click on me, please!” pages scream from the n-th social media platform, blog and online offering. What really causes people to click on things? Of course there are the offline reasons: I saw it on a convincing … Continue reading

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Proper Edit-Selfing

Sensory acuity is not getting its proper attention in the discussion of self-editing. A writer needs acuity in one’s senses while rewriting. This is where things get all super squishy.

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The British Have a Secret

A few years ago, I found myself in a girlfriend’s passenger seat while her father leaned into my open window and explained the meaning of life through the lens of a Puerto Rican philosophy. The Puerto Ricans, it seems, have … Continue reading

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Fog vs. Smog

Fog is made of water droplets and clean air. Smog is made of mystery particles that choke your babies! Fog is funnier at parties and if you do something stupid, his memory will always be foggy.

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Chivalry is a Social Contract

So, I was listening to the radio a couple days ago and there was a typical male/female duo explaining how men need to “step-it-up” when it comes to “treating women with respect” and “being chivalrous.” And then we all nod … Continue reading

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Paragraph Structure 2, Hypnotic Outliers

This is a continuation of a previous post, Paragraph Structure, C & F. This post will discuss how the history of modern hypnosis can provide useful insights into writing interesting paragraphs. Many people are afraid or otherwise concerned with the … Continue reading

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