A Storyteller Writer

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Guest Blogger, Patrick Hildebrandt, is a storyteller. He emphasizes how writing is organic that needs to germinate from within to grow. That process of development will lead its own path, which is why… When people want to know what type of writer I am, I don’t know how to answer. Journalism? Fiction? Non-fiction? Marketing communications? (Hey, […]


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I love writing. As with other writers, sometimes finding the right word to formulate a sentence is difficult. Those words and I, sometimes we don’t know what to say to each other. We call each other things we don’t understand, and the dictionary befriends us both—the common ground for us not to fight as much, […]

Tweet the Throwaway Sentence

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Throwing out a perfectly great sentence, are you nuts? Nope, just realistic. If it doesn’t fit with the flow of the story, it has to be removed regardless how much I love it. I call this sentence killing or otherwise known as the throwaway sentence. Is it easy to do? No, but I have to […]

Writing and Cooking

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One of the things I enjoy doing, along with my writing, is cooking. I learned to cook by trial and error, learning where the flavor lies and how to marinate to achieve the full essence. My initial decision to be a Vegan, in the late 80s and into the early 90s, pushed me into cooking […]