I decided it was time to start handing out really bad writing advice, and Huffington Post seemed like just the place to do it.  Thus: Introducing Bad Advice for Writers! My first title choice was Bad Advice! For Writers!  I decided that was too exclamation point-y.

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Verbatim Wife Deb likes to leave music playing for the pets during the day.  She uses the Comcast music channels, and tries to mix it up.  This morning she selected Christian Rock, of all things. Over lunch at Bisuteki: Deb: So did you change the channel right away? Me: No, I left it.  I wasn’t…

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Dear area car driver: In the event that you, area car driver, happen to be dropping off a passenger, please execute the following maneuvers: 1: signal and get to the side of the road; 2: leave the turn signal on while you’re stopped. As you can see, these are two steps.  Two very easy steps.…

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You know you’ve been bicycling in the city for a while if… …you know not to take a sharp turn across a manhole cover in the rain …you can’t name most of the streets you travel on but you can describe the light cycle patterns of every intersection in great detail …you’d consider a horror…

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Second in a series Here is a second Internet advertisement for Immortal for your viewing and sharing pleasure. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l42q0YT7nA]   and in case you missed it, here’s the first ad: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU2Xzin1FTc]

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I’m already dressed for the Pride march I have a mental list of things I will never wear when biking, but that list is getting smaller each week.  The problem is that on a long bike ride there are certain things one might not otherwise ever consider.  Like that loose shorts chafe after a while.…

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A new wheel I rode to work yesterday on a new rear wheel.  The old wheel had a problem whereby the tire attached to the wheel kept exploding at inopportune moments, like when I needed it to not explode.  The first time this happened was because the wheel’s rim had worn out.  The second time…

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Committing to foolishness In my continuing effort to see the weight reading on the scale descend consistently, I have committed to a fairly stupid commute by bicycle, a journey of 17.5 miles.  Each way.  Five days a week. I have not yet done five days, but I have done four in a row, and am…

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High definition for our life The weekend before last, we bought a big screen HD television because of the Walk For Hunger. Every year at (apparently) around this time a large number of people in the Boston area participate in a fund-raising event called the Walk For Hunger.  What happens is a shit-ton of people…

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To the gentleman crossing the street in Jamaica Plain yesterday during a DON’T WALK signal, who nearly got creamed by an SUV legally traversing the intersection, and who then turned to the cyclist that STOPPED two inches into the crosswalk SIX FEET AWAY FROM YOU and declared, “better stop for the red light, buddy,” and then,…

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