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David Dellman Writing Blog

Write Everyday

Write Everyday It is one thing to dream. It is another thing to do. Unless and until we do, a dream is a wish, a fantasy, entertainment. I have dreamed of being a writer since I was eight-year-old, but I have not always maintained the habit of daily writing in all the...

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When Did You Discover You Loved to Write? 

When Did You Discover You Loved to Write? As I write this, the date is Friday, August 28, 2020, and I also published this piece on that date, but you may not read this for days, weeks, or even years after. Whenever you do read this, please send me a message and tell...

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Grammarly

Grammarly I love Grammarly. I started using Grammarly for e-mails and on-line composition, but I soon realized the value of this software, so I put it on my desktop. I never compose without it, including blog posts like this one. When you open it up, it will ask you a...

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The Writers Group

The Writers Group My first experience with a writer’s group was in graduate school. I took an advanced class in short story writing. The class meetings were organized in writers group format. We sat in the round. Each student delivered material before the class. Then...

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The Writing Life: Character Development 

The Writing Life: Character Development If you write non-fiction, this topic may not have much appeal, but if you are a fiction writer of any genre, character development is job number one. My characters write my stories. I invest heavily on the front end, nurturing...

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The Christmas Garden: Sample Chapter 

The Christmas Garden Sample Chapter     Chapter 1   Alyssa Chandler stretched to hang an ornament from the highest branch of her Christmas tree. She cringed when a sharp pain in her side reminded her of the incision still healing after her recent...

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The Mentor’s Gift: A Sample Chapter

The Mentor’s Gift A Sample Chapter     Chapter 1 “I do it because I have to.” Amy Alexander spoke only to her reflection in the dressing room mirror.  She was alone applying makeup for a corporate show.  The officers of the company loved her. It was her...

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