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The beginning for a writer is the journal. I say this because it is the testing grounds for all your styles and ideas. If you do not keep a journal, it will be hard for you to be a good writer in almost any field.

You should write a little every day if you want to cultivate your literary skills. That's the beauty of a journal... because you don't need a revolutionary idea or original thought to write a successful entry into your journal. Other types of writing are not as forgiving; when you write poetry when you don't feel poetic or a story when you don't feel inspired, you will likely not turn out highly artistic words.


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Posted on Jul 10, 2018 | Last Updated Jul 10, 2018

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Posted on Jan 27, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

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Posted on Jan 25, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

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Posted on Jan 23, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

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Posted on Jan 14, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

An essay rebutting infantile attitudes of the anti-science movement.

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Posted on Jan 13, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

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CandleWatch - Rekindling the love for candlelight

Posted on Dec 9, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011
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Posted on Nov 15, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

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Posted on Nov 2, 2004 | Last Updated May 15, 2006

Why the Mandate is anything but.

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Posted on Oct 21, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

A walk down memory lane turns terrifying for young Jamie.

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The Big Insurance Scam

Posted on Oct 19, 2004 | Last Updated Aug 10, 2014

A scathing reaction to the realities of the insurance industry and the insurance scam that makes the entire American public a victim.

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