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Irwin is the co-creator of, the business that makes you look great with a professional short bio, delivered fresh and hot to your (virtual) door.
In addition to writing short bios, Irwin Berent is the CEO of ShortBios, Writers Software SuperCenter, and Norfolk History Publishers; author of The Right Words; Getting Your Words' Worth; Weird Words; The Quotable Conservative; Fundamentalism; Drug Legalization; Norfolk, Virginia: Evolution of A City in Maps;  Norfolk, Virginia: A Jewish History; Sourcebook For Jewish Genealogies and Family Histories; Crewmen of the U.S.S. Monitor: A Biographical Directory, etc.; creator of BioBuilder Templates & Questionnaires for Do-It-Yourself Bio Writing and StoryCraft Software; founder of the Plain Writing Association, and webmaster of,,, and
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I was reading an article by L.K. Hill about the importance of surprise in fiction-writing. We all know that almost every TV show has to have some amount of surprise in it to keep us interested in watching it the end. But of course fiction isn’t the same as a […]

Surprise Isn’t Just Good For Fiction – It’s Great For ...