Monthly Archives: June 2011

What counts as writing?

I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve heard (or read) this advice from professional writers to starry-eyed amateurs like myself: “If you want to write professionally, you should keep professional hours: eight hours a day, five days a week minimum.” … Continue reading

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Heinlein’s Rules for New Writers

RULE #1: You must write. RULE #2: You must finish what you write. RULE #3: You must refrain from rewriting, except to editorial order. RULE #4: You must put your story on the market. RULE # 5: You must keep … Continue reading

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The Lawn Mower

A young boy visiting his uncle was given the job of mowing his uncle’s front lawn. At first, the uncle was reluctant to teach the boy how to drive a riding lawn mower because he believed the boy was too … Continue reading

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Overheard in Dave & Busters parking lot

A drunk man stumbles into the parking lot outside Dave & Busters. “Where’s the most spectacular place on Earth?” the drunk man says, addressing the half-dozen smokers crowded near the door. “I don’t know,” one woman offers. “I mean, I’ve … Continue reading

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Overheard at Dave & Busters

“I don’t thing she’s gay, Lindsay.” “I think I can turn her. Why do you think they’re called Lindsbians?”

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