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Lee Purcell started out doing technical writing in the heyday of Silicon Valley innovation and ended up in a small town in Vermont, telecommuting, surrounded by 200-year old white pines. For another slant on his current pursuits, visit
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Tracking Trends in Publishing

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes Book publishing has experienced tectonic changes as the world navigates the digital era. And while some predicted the rise of the eBook would spell...
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Writing Absurdist Fiction: An Invitation With Examples

Every writer who embraces absurdist fiction faces this dilemma: How do I stretch the form without breaking it?
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Finding Your Voice as a Writer

Once your voice as a writer is real and audible, people’s attitude to your writing will change. Finding your voice means you are writing something no one else could write.
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Finding Writing Inspiration

Writing inspiration can come from a combination of sources. Make a habit of being open those that personally inspire you.
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Developing a Career as a Travel Writer

If you are interested in learning more about your own humble place in the universe through travel writing, you'll benefit from the insights of the three veteran travel writers highlighted here.
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Expanding Boundaries: Pioneers of Travel Writing

The notion of combining a love for travel and writing — and being paid as a travel writer — can be an enticing fantasy. We look at some of the titans of the genre.
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Best Book Endings in Recent Fiction

The conclusion can elevate the reader’s experience to sublime satisfaction. Or, it can make the reader wish they’d never embarked on the journey of reading your book.

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