Category Archives: Outdoor Writing

Ode by Joseph Addison

The spacious firmament on high, With all the blue ethereal sky, And spangled heavens, a shining frame, Their great Original proclaim: The unwearied sun, from day to day, Does his Creator’s power display, And publishes to every land The work … Continue reading

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A Couple of Writing Milestones

This year I’ve been blessed with the opportunity of being published in a couple of places, outside of my own blog. Don’t get me wrong, I get tons of fulfillment from blogging and cherish everyone who reads my articles here … Continue reading

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Ghost Hunt – A Poem

I’m having some fun this week writing poetry and blending this with one of my other passions, ghost hunting. Yes, ghost hunting, but see if you can figure out what kind of ghost I’m hunting. I know, Halloween has passed, … Continue reading

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Reading the works of Flannery O’Connor

Over the summer, I’ve been reading works by Flannery O’Conner. For those who don’t know, O’Conner was born in Savannah Georgia and is well known for her literary fiction. She wrote two novels Wise Blood (1952) and The Violent Bear … Continue reading

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Sixthday Sportsmen Magazine

For my sportsmen (and women) friends who read this blog, I want to make you aware of a fairly new magazine—Sixthday Sportsmen. Recently I’ve become acquainted with the publisher, Dave Iverson. We’ve been exchanging emails, and I hope the magazine … Continue reading

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Chasing Rabbits – A Poem

Dances, does the telling tail. A zig, a zag—nostrils flare. A ghost oozes from the ground, Casting her ageless spell. Tangled hosts hide her now, The hound’s way foils the plot. A rustle, a leap, a bound. The bay rises, … Continue reading

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How Things Turn Out – A Short Story

Creativity often comes like a thief in the night. It breaks into your mind when you’re not expecting it. The story I’m about to share came about from that kind of invasion. As I was enjoying one of my other … Continue reading

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Daily Writing Tips Resource

I have a confession to make: My favorite part about writing is not the actual writing. Wow, I’m glad I got that off my chest. What really gets me excited is sharing a moving, entertaining story or communicating a principle … Continue reading

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That Package Beside the Road

In Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules of Writing, Leonard offers two rules I am finding to be invaluable. Try to leave out the parts that readers tend to skip. If it sounds like writing, rewrite it. Think about your own reading … Continue reading

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But it Worked for King Solomon!

As he read his Bible on the cabin porch, Old Man Jed heard an awful commotion in the distance. Across the pasture he spotted some strange goings-on. “Must be those two Darcy boys,” he said to himself. He pulled both … Continue reading

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10 Quotes for You Budding Writers

I thought that many of you budding writers might enjoy these quotes: I am the sort of man who writes because he has made progress, and who makes progress by writing. — Augustine I try to leave out the parts … Continue reading

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Your Sweet Fragrance

Where have the years gone? Here you are still by my side. The rose has stormed our castle. We’ve gazed upon the blossoms, Endured the thorns, Pruned, uprooted, replanted. Our bond outlasts the symbols, The turning of seasons, The tests … Continue reading

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Colors of Nature

Gold The color of the morning sun. Calling on unfaltering days. Upward the arc, top at noon, Down again, till evening sways. Blue The color of the clearing sky: Air to waving, whistling wings. Inspiring us to look that way, … Continue reading

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Bigfoot and the Battle of Hiccup Creek

Cannon balls collided with tree trunks, shattering them and sending splinters in all directions. Occasional bullets whistled overhead, and fist-sized rocks streamed in from an unknown source. Whole sections of the forest were now set ablaze. Only four feet wide, … Continue reading

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7 Helpful Websites for Bloggers and Writers

I don’t know about you, but for me writing–great writing–doesn’t come easy. I will take all the help and feedback I can get. And we all should if we want our writing to influence and provide value. I’ve been reading … Continue reading

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The Nightmare Ends

Thank God it was only a dream. Tim Hyatt awoke, startled and now as alert as a wild animal evading the huntsman. He clutched the bed sheets as if his life depended on them, like a man hanging from a … Continue reading

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My Mid-Year Review

It’s that time of the year everyone!  Aren’t you excited!  Around the months of July and August, many of us participate in that little discussion called a mid-year review. My boss just finished mine, and I’m in the process of … Continue reading

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Writing Advice from CS Lewis

Okay, if you haven’t noticed, I’ve mentioned CS Lewis in my last two posts.  I’ve been a huge fan of his fiction and nonfiction writing.  The Chronicles of Narnia stories are my favorite.  Long ago, my wonderful fourth grade teacher, … Continue reading

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How Are You Reading This Summer?

As a writer, I try to deliver good content and express my thoughts in ways that serve others.  Given today’s technology, I must also think about the audience’s reading habits. I’ve often thought people just don’t read anymore.  The truth … Continue reading

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There’s A Mom For That

Move over Bill Gates and Macintosh.  There are just some things technology or apps cannot fix.  But surely you must know these things too. Enter Mom.  No one can replace my mom.  She has come to my aid all these … Continue reading

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