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Category: Writing

General posts about my writing, including books, short stories, poetry, and articles.

Becoming a Better Writer

Throughout this blog’s existence, I’ve shared everything from why reading is important to the problems with illiteracy, so today I thought I’d do something for my fellow writers out there, particularly the aspiring writers. Listed below, you’ll find some tips on how you can become a better writer. Please feel free to reach out to […]

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Stopping Illiteracy: Why Reading is Important

Sometimes people wonder why reading is important. There are some obvious and some not-so-obvious reasons why reading is so vital to society. It’s true, there are a lot of other things we could be doing with our time, and with the advent of technology and the internet, some people might think of picking up a […]

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A Lazy Day, Perfect for Writing

Writing is fun on any day, but it’s especially fun on a day when you’re just relaxing and you have nothing to do except watch old episodes of “How I Met Your Mother” on Netflix while you’re cooking some pasta and putting off doing the laundry for another week of hard work. Today I’ve been […]

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Valentine’s Day Gift Idea: A Lover’s Garden gift basket

Gift baskets keep on giving If you’ve been wondering what to get your loved ones this Valentine’s Day, you can always go with the gift basket approach. Gift baskets let you give something that’s both practical and low-cost, while giving something that will last for a very long time. Below, I’ve listed some items that […]

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Some New Changes in the Midst

A year and a half ago, I detailed my desire to continue writing and I really meant it. In fact, for the past year and a half, I have been working on TruTower and also acquired 1800Pocket/PC. Needless to say, those two websites have kept me busy (and unfortunately this hasn’t left me much time […]

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A Year and Two Months Later, and Yes I’m Still Writing

Yeah it’s been awhile — long while — since I’ve posted on my personal blog. Yes, I’m definitely still writing. In fact, those who follow me via my Twitter account know firsthand that I’m writing a lot. Of course, a quick peek at TruTower.com will suffice as proof aplenty. I know quite a few of […]

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Illiteracy & Its Social & Economic Impact on the United States

Illiteracy is a very common problem in the U.S., more common than some people might think. As many as 23% of the adult American population (40-44 million) is functionally illiterate (Level 1 according to the National Adult Literacy Survey), lacking basic skills beyond a fourth-grade level. Illiteracy is widespread, a problem in every community, not […]

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Getting Into the Spirit of Hallowe’en Early With Short Stories & Poetry

I was walking through a local store today and passed Halloween decorations that had been there since mid-August. While I personally feel like the stores are “jumping the gun” a little bit in regard to the holiday decor and treats, I can’t say that I’m complaining too much. Halloween (or “Hallowe’en” or “All Hallows Even”) […]

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Where & How Did You Learn to Read? What Makes It Enjoyable?

It’s always amazing to hear different stories from people about how they learned to read and how they got to the point where they enjoy every single turn of the page. In my case, it was my father who got me into reading — and later, this fueled my ever-growing love for writing as well. […]

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Morning Is My Most Creative Time of the Day

I don’t know whether it’s the sheer, utter calm that I feel when the first breaths of a brand new day penetrate my lungs or if it’s something as simple as the position of the sun reminding me of happy days spent as a child looking at the world around him, questioning everything he saw […]

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