Category Archives: Writing

Wrestling with the South

I attended Emory University during the time the institution received the “Coca Cola Money” ($100-million) and has since transformed into a giant among learning institutions. I was raised in New York City and Chicago, so the South was a mystery. … Continue reading

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Write Historical Fiction? Keep Their Language to Yourself or Risk Losing Readers

I love a good, “Huzzah” blurted out by Niles or Frasier Crane any day. When writing a work of historical fiction, however, it is best to keep the quaint phrases, stereotypical exclamations (i.e. – forsooth), and other verbal faux pas … Continue reading

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Why I Love Writing Historical Fiction

Historical fiction allows a writer to travel through time seamlessly. It’s pretty cool. Continue reading

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Breathing Life Into Your Lawyer Character

I will be the first to admit that I loved the Perry Mason books and t.v. show when I was a kid. I also enjoyed reading the ripping yarns of Scott Turow (“One L” sent shivers down my non-Socratic-method spine) … Continue reading

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Getting Medieval with Internet Shaming: Why Words You Choose to Post Matter

Shaming defies the balance inherent in all things and places the author in an equal position to receive ugly responses and possibly even be sued. Continue reading

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Editing: The Good, The Bad, The Not So Bad, and The Never Ugly

Writers should really invest in a good editor BEFORE sending an MS off to agents or self publishing. Continue reading

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Overly Critical Book “Reviews” are Not Very Useful – a Call for Your Thoughts

Expanding on the subject of civility which, by the way, is a hot topic in the practice of law, I made several disturbing observations. First, there are a lot of ugly customer book reviews floating around on Amazon.com and Barnes … Continue reading

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