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Writer = Oak, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks Writer = Oak “Money grows on the tree of persistence.” —Japanese proverb Two weeks ago, my wife and I journeyed to Pymatuning State Park in northwestern Pennsylvania to spend a week camping amidst … Continue reading

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Write What You Know. NO!, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks Write What You Know. NO! There’s a rule that’s bandied around at writing conferences, via online courses, and in most of the books on writing technique. The phrase is used so often that … Continue reading

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Passion and Awe, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks Passion and Awe I stood on the brink, a palette of colors splayed before me like a surrealistic painting. It was just before 6:00 a.m., and I was alone—lost in a vision unlike … Continue reading

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Nature and the Creative Writer, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks Nature and the Creative Writer The other day, my wife and I drove up to Fowler’s Hollow State Park, a 104-acre enclave on the edge of Tuscarora State Forest in Perry County. It … Continue reading

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The Best, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks The Best Recently, a former high school classmate contacted me and asked if I would be willing to review a story she was submitting for publication. I readily agreed and, soon thereafter, her … Continue reading

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The Truth About Revising, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks Dear Readers: During the COVID-19 crisis, I hope you are practicing social distancing, self-isolation, and specific directives from the CDC and other medical professionals. It is certain that “we are all in this … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Frustration, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks A Lesson in Frustration This coming June, my latest adult nonfiction book, Fizzle: The Hidden Forces Crushing Your Creativity (https://amzn.to/39zTatI), will be released. In advance of its publication, my publisher asked me to … Continue reading

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Refresh Your Creativity, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks Refresh Your Creativity Who’s the most creative person in the world? A four-year-old child, of course! Four-year-olds are known for asking an endless array of questions (“Why is the sky blue?” “How do … Continue reading

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Resolution, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks Resolution Like millions of other folks, you most likely committed yourself to some New Year’s resolutions—lose some weight, call your relatives more often, read more books, clean out the garage, or save money … Continue reading

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The End, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks The End Recently, I met with a former student. Over tall cups of coffee, she told me about the challenges and difficulties she experiences every day as an inner city teacher. She regaled … Continue reading

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