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Need A Plot? Experts Recycle Them

By Leonard Bishop, Author of Dare To Be A Great Writer       There are three reference books that all unpublished (and many already published) writers must own: One Hundred Non-Royalty One-Act Plays (Grosset and Dunlap), 101 of the World’s Greatest … Continue reading

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Closet Writers Usually Turn To Dust

By Leonard Bishop       There is a reason why many writers do not remain in the small towns of Kansas to achieve their recognition.  There are no writing environments to keep them. A “writing environment” is a place where inexperienced … Continue reading

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Multiple Viewpoints: Farrell is example; Writers come, go

By Leonard Bishop Sensible writers live with the knowledge that no matter how great or popular they become, they are quickly replaceable.  Who today, ever reads or remembers James T. Farrell? In the 1930’s, 1940’s, and into the 1950’s, writers … Continue reading

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