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Fifth Draft

Learning To Be A Professional Writer

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Robert Acosta

Robert Acosta is an elementary school teacher with a specialty in language arts and writing. He taught multiple grade levels in both Tucson and Phoenix before starting his own private tutoring business. As a freelance writer his work appears on George Takei’s “Oh Myyy” websites, like GeorgeTakei.com, as well as being a contributor to Uber Facts. He’s average at drawing, above-average at Magic the Gathering, and an expert at changing diapers in the front seat of cars. He currently resides in Phoenix, AZ. with his wife, two black cats, and newborn twin sons. Fifth Draft is where he discusses what he learns on his quest to become a published author.

Stepping Back To Step Forward

These talks began a few weeks ago when I figured out that, on a good day, I have three hours to write.

Plugging Back In

I haven't written the next thing.

It’s Time To Go Back…

Thankfully, like the Turtles say, "It's time to go back."

We Have Watched…

Will they grow out of it? Maybe.

For George Pérez

Aaron Draplin does these small posts on his Twitter, labeled with an identifying number (like all his Tweets), and typically when someone of note passes away, he'll mark who it's for. It's as if he's dedicating a small space of... Continue Reading →

A Little Bit Of Inspiration

Wrote this before Baby C arrived, and before we knew he was a boy.

Remembering How To Be A Dad

Then something funny happened yesterday...

A Week Later

I've been trying to write this for a week to say that I won't be able to write for longer than a week.

What You Give Up

I think a lot about what you "give up" to try and become a writer.

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