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Writing Rambles: Can We Stop Killing the Family Dog?

Killing the family pet is suppose to set the scene that there is something bad that is going on in the new family house or to show the character(s) have lost their innocence in some shape or form. But do we have to use the animal’s demise to show this?

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shorties · writing

I Quit Smoking: And Now My Writing Is Different

When I did smoke, I didn’t advertise it. To be honest, it was not something I was proud of. It’s what happens when you start working retail. I picked up a smoking habit to keep needy customers away from me. But I found that cigarette smoking, it made my writing different.