When Is It Okay To Use the “C” Word in Your Writing?

Always, sometimes, or never?

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A while back, I decided to do a little reading. I came across a writer I liked, so I started reading his work. A few sentences into his story, out of the blue, there it was, staring at me — the “C” word.

Actually, it was more like screaming at me — the “C” word. What the hell was it doing there? That…




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Linda Kowalchek

Linda Kowalchek

Member of the typewriter generation. I write about the writer’s journey, relationships, and things that happened to me. Reach me at Linda.kowalchek@gmail.com

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