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Writer's Block

Sooner or later everyone experiences that dreaded WRITER'S BLOCK. It can sneak up on you or pounce on you suddenly, crushing your ideas and…

Started by Emily Doolin Aulicino

8 Apr 2, 2013
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Post Your Stories and Memories Here

Under this section, share with us your childhood memories and family stories. Remember to protect the privacy of living people, however.

Started by Emily Doolin Aulicino

3 Apr 2, 2013
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Writing Topic Web Links

Under this discussion you are welcome to post any URLs that will help others get ideas for writing their childhood memories and family stor…

Started by Emily Doolin Aulicino

2 Apr 2, 2013
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Proofreading

Proofreading is correcting the spelling, grammar, and punctuation of a paper. What suggestions do you have for others to catch the errors a…

Started by Emily Doolin Aulicino

6 Aug 18, 2009
Reply by Karen Rhodes

Editing

Share what steps you use to edit your paper. Note that Proofreading and Editing are very different. Editing is the process of cutting out p…

Started by Emily Doolin Aulicino

2 Aug 18, 2009
Reply by Karen Rhodes

Writing the First Draft and the Second Draft, etc...

Ernest Hemingway when asked why he rewrote a chapter thirty-five times explained that he wrote until he got it right. Not that any of us wh…

Started by Emily Doolin Aulicino

3 Aug 18, 2009
Reply by Karen Rhodes

Publishing

Publishing may be a goal that scares you or doesn't interest you. However, the term publishing only means to make your work public. Person…

Started by Emily Doolin Aulicino

2 Aug 18, 2009
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Choosing a Topic

Some people buy books which give them a list of topics. Some people buy those books for grandmother and grandfather to write their memories…

Started by Emily Doolin Aulicino

4 Aug 18, 2009
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Brainstorming

After you have determined a topic (and sometimes when you can't determine a topic) for your writing, you use various techniques to stimulat…

Started by Emily Doolin Aulicino

2 Jul 18, 2009
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Tips for Organizing Your Stories

As we create more and more stories, it is important to have some method for organizing your work. How do you deal with multiple drafts of t…

Started by Emily Doolin Aulicino

1 Jul 16, 2009
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