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Exploring Your Writing Genre

by Mary Harwell Sayler

“After careful study, I decided to write and tell you what took place,” Luke 1:3.

Most of us want to write in the genre we prefer to read, but some of us also want to try other types of writing at least once. The Bible includes all genres too, and each can be highly effective. Although we usually think of the main writing categories as fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, only two genres technically exist as either fiction or nonfiction but with many subcategories following. For example:

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Copyright: What are the Boundaries of “Fair Use”?

The U.S. Constitution guarantees the right of authors to make money off their intellectual property. In Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8, it says that the Congress has the power “To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.” Continue reading

Use Photographs for Writing Inspiration

by Brenda Covert

I’ve loved photography ever since Mom snapped my picture with her Brownie Hawkeye and its big, grape-shaped, single-use flash bulb. Then, photography was for special occasions. Now, we use digital cameras and camera phones to snap photos of everything that interests us… Continue reading

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