Monthly Archives: January 2013

  1. You are NOT special…you can do better than special

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    January 31, 2013 by bradcharlesbeals

    As I wander the writer/author social-media world, I’m bombarded by messages that I’m wonderful. And I don’t mean personal, direct …
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  2. Value Props & ID Props

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    January 26, 2013 by bradcharlesbeals

    There are only two kinds of language to include in website copy: 1. PROPOSITIONS OF VALUE 2. PROPOSITIONS OF IDENTITY …
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  3. Why Write? because MONEY talks

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    January 25, 2013 by bradcharlesbeals

    In times of doubt, the starving artist may turn to this comforting refrain: I suffer in my art; therefore I …
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  4. Why Write? because DREAMS are stubborn things

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    January 24, 2013 by bradcharlesbeals

    When I was a boy I would dream of the world emptied. Of all humans but me. I never worked …
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  5. Why Write? Because the VOICE in my head said to

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    January 22, 2013 by bradcharlesbeals

    I’ve begun asking myself this question recently: why do we write? I thought the exercise might make a good post …
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  6. The good sentence is a well-secured load

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    January 11, 2013 by bradcharlesbeals

    A sentence carries its meaning as a truck its load. The good driver secures it carefully. He cuts weight: innocuous …
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  7. Character Envy

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    January 9, 2013 by bradcharlesbeals

    It’s interesting to me that I can invent a character that I admire. I heard myself say recently, “I wish …
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  8. You Are What You Read: A Sedimentary Approach

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    January 8, 2013 by bradcharlesbeals

    Our writing (and all that comprises it) is always moving toward our own internal standard. And the standard itself is …
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  9. “Love hurts,” said Nazareth, and so does writing

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    January 4, 2013 by bradcharlesbeals

    Writing is one of the hardest crafts in which to improve. We go at it, usually, from a position of …
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  10. God and Pronoun Case Form

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    January 4, 2013 by bradcharlesbeals

    Much of grammar involves putting things into categories. Case forms of pronouns are one group of categories, and I spend …
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