Tag Archives: Writing

A Problem With Describing the Way a Person Looks

I’m having a problem with the modern English language. I’m working on a story. The characters in the story are seeing a Shemekia Copeland show. I gave the story out to some people for feedback and learned two things. First, no one I showed the story to knew who Shemekia Copeland was. That makes me […]

One Space or Two?

In November of 2017, I got a new job and it led to what felt to me like a major change in my writing. The new job has a one space after a period standard. Up until I took the job, I was a two space after a period kind of guy. Prior to November […]

A Quick Recap

I successfully completely my goal of a post a day for the month of December.  Overall I think it went pretty well.  I’m not proud of everything I wrote, but I wrote every day and I hit every deadline.  The site had 646 views by 360 individuals.  I don’t normally pay any attention to those […]

The Man Who Invented Christmas Didn’t Write Like That

I went to see The Man Who Invented Christmas.  I liked it.  It is a highly fictionalized account of how Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol, which is one of my favorite books.  The drama of the movie comes from the fact that Dickens only gave himself six weeks to complete the book so that […]

Bad Poetry Day

Today, August 18th, is Bad Poetry Day.  Apparently, it’s a day for people who don’t do poetry to give it a go.  I don’t do poetry as a rule.  But, I did write and publish a poem a few years ago.  Bad Poetry Day got me reminiscing. When I say I don’t do poetry, I […]

The Passive Voice Should Be Appreciated

The passive voice should be appreciated.  Nay, the passive voice should be celebrated.  The tyranny of the subject is perpetuated by the active voice, but it can be stopped by the passive voice.  Objects can be accentuated, highlighted, shown off by the passive voice.  Variety is created by the passive voice.  The passive voice should […]

Writer’s Block

I know it’s distastefully ironic to write about writer’s block.  At least I’ve thought so since college.  I was taking a writing class, and we had to read a general audience book about writing.  I chose one called “On Writer’s Block” mostly because it was what I saw when I went to the bookstore.  It […]

Welcome To Nutmegger Daily

This site is a new venture started by Jamil Ragland and Gene Glotzer. We both enjoy writing as well as a free exchange of ideas. Our goal is to do those things in a public forum that will engage readers. We hope that people will visit our site to enjoy those things, too. We are […]