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Bill Warren

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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Good Memories from the Badlands

Posted on May 31, 2021 | Last Updated Jun 1, 2021
Shawn Hiking in Killdeer

Photos from my trip to Killdeer and Medora in Western North Dakota.

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Masters and Pawns

Posted on Mar 10, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

Poem about how we are all Masters and Pawns to destiny.

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Posted on Mar 8, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

Advice for young artists and free thinkers struggling in high school.

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Moments to Remember

Posted on Feb 9, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

Reflective story on important moments in life.

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Into Clean Air

Posted on Feb 3, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

Poem on regaining hope and vigor.

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Tired

Posted on Jan 29, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

Poem on emotional fatigue and weariness.

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Hole in my Heel

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

The story of how I survived a wound that killed legendary Achilles.

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Remote Moments

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

Poem about getting past apathy and taking control.

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Frost on Glass

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

Poem about staying positive when times are dark.

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A Call for Reason

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

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

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A Shallow Mess

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

Poem about the charlatans running this world.

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