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Thankful for Words of Wisdom, Part 2

By Catherine Hedge I used to shake my head at some of  Leonard Bishop’s teachings.  He’d harrangue us with writing advice.  His voice would bellow with authority…insistent, commanding, and frightening! Frightening because he said it with such force, I figured … Continue reading

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Say What You Mean

by Leonard Bishop I have been criticized for interrupting people what I believe they are describing themselves with an improper use of language. It is annoying, I know. But the language we speak contains both what we mean to say, … Continue reading

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Writers Need Each Other

by Leonard Bishop, Author of Dare to Be a Great Writer Many writers are shriveling. They are alone, and isolated from each other. No one really cares if they are ever published and many of their families wish they would … Continue reading

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They Are Leaping Toward A Dream

by Leonard Bishop, Author of Dare To Be A Great Writer As I drive to Manhattan to teach a writing class, I’m thinking about my students. They are beginning to see their own growth as writers. They are amazed. I … Continue reading

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Writers Need Security, Freedom

by Leonard Bishop, Author of Dare to Be A Great Writer   Physical cowards are always sensitive to immediate danger. It is now dangerous to teach writing in San Francisco and Berkeley. For the first time in my many years … 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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Writing Hint: Narration

From Leonard Bishop, author of Dare to be a Great Writer Narration saves bulk.  Use it!  Start as though you are writing headlines. (5/15/97) ©by Leonard Bishop

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