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  1. Out of the Blue: A Conversion Story

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    June 8, 2018 by bradcharlesbeals

    It was on a weekday autumn afternoon in 1993 that my conversion to Christianity began. I was selling insurance then. …
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  2. The One-Off Theme for Writer’s Block

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    June 2, 2018 by bradcharlesbeals

    Looking for a temporary theme or motif can be a good way of grounding the narrative within a narrow span …
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  3. Embracing Writer’s Block

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    May 12, 2018 by bradcharlesbeals

    Fear not writer’s block. It is neither a malady nor a crisis nor an unhappy vicissitude of life, and pushing …
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  4. 10 Tools for Writer’s Block

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    March 27, 2018 by bradcharlesbeals

    A car not starting is a car problem requiring a car solution. I understand that that’s stupidly obvious, but still, …
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  5. Epistolaries at Dawn

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    March 20, 2018 by bradcharlesbeals

    Imitating another writer’s voice (as I wrote about here) requires time spent in the work of that writer, but picking …
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  6. Two (more) Uses for the Indirect Quote

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    March 13, 2018 by bradcharlesbeals

    To speak or not to speak — that is the question.  Last week I looked at the indirect quote as …
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  7. Voice and Imitation

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    February 28, 2018 by bradcharlesbeals

    The athlete doesn’t train to get good at training. He doesn’t ride a stationary bike or spend time in the …
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