Newest Posting on Peeve

If you didn’t catch it, I posted my newest Peeve: Peeved about going to work. Different from my prior Peeve posts, it’s more upbeat. I personally don’t have a lot of Peeves about work, simply because I love what I do as a part time job and enjoy the people I come into contact with. […]

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Creative Series II: The Foundation of Grammar

For those of you who are into Easter, Happy Easter! Today, we are talking grammar. Grammar is the foundation that writing is built on. If it were not for grammar, how we speak and what we write would be a chaotic soup of nonsense. In fact, we could be walking, talking and acting like the characters […]

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Peeved #2: When We Go Out

    Sorry I’m late. I have a very good excuse. Honest. I was working with a good friend on a website that he wants to set up. He is a very busy man. Busier than I am and with a more important job. I hope the excuse is valid enough for me to get […]

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Creative Series II: The Importance of Editing Your Work

I had the opportunity to talk to my mentor Bill Guthrie about editing  last week. I asked Bill how important it is to edit your own work. Bill’s response was akin to that of a writer who just gave him a stupid question. He didn’t come out and respond with that kind of tone, but he […]

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“Making it”, Creatively

(Note: I am posting this now, since I noticed that three people have already viewed the blog, obviously to see what new material I have posted today. Unfortunately, I was working at the bookstore all day today. I know, I know…that is NO excuse. So, I am posting this excerpt from my old blog right […]

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New Post on Peeve: Driving

Well, I just finished the post regarding driving on Peeve.       I included quite a few videos from YouTube that you may find interesting in this post. I believe that you will find that no matter where you are in the world, you will find people, places or events that will affect you […]

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Problems with the System

It looks like I had problems with my server connection. rmalmeida.com is back up and ready. R.M. Almeida

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Creative Series II: Writing with Style

Writing style influences emotional and intellectual understanding. Singular classes, semesters and even professional schools are devoted to the development of writing style. The latest Wikipedia entry states that writing style: “In literature, writing style is the manner of expressing thought in language characteristic of an individual, period, school, or nation.[1] Beyond the essential elements of spelling, […]

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Creative Series 1: Finding the Right Voice

Creative Series 1: Finding the Right Voice

When we write, as in a play, we may use many voices. Many of us do not realize when we are using a specific voice. I refer of course, to the person who is impersonating a journalist in their prose. Examples of this voice are present every day. There are appropriate times to use a […]

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Creative Series 1: Writing Well or Building Credibility

I have been writing since the 1970’s. This admission does not support any point that I am a writing expert or what I write is better than anyone else in the world. Making this opening statement, I am reminded of what the comedian “Lewis Black” talked about in one of his monologues about Americans. He talked about […]

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