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Gardner’s October Light

Okay, so I’m trying to ease myself out of the doldrums I’ve been in all month and doing my usual reading about writing and my to-read list. If you’ve read John Gardner’s The Art of Fiction then you probably know … Continue reading

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Down But Not Out

I see that my followers on Twitter (which is how I usually judge what’s happening) have been a small but steady group in my absence. The family issues I mentioned earlier became much more serious at the end of November. No … Continue reading

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November

Well. this has been a strange month and may have even more disrruptions coming! People in and out of the hospital – ruffled feathers- not a good month for writing! To add to the jumble, I picked up a nasty … Continue reading

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E-Book Publishing

A good idea or not? When some of my friends have talked about doing this (and at least one actually has), I couldn’t help wondering if they were leaping too soon. All you have to do is read all the … Continue reading

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Doing What Needs to be Done

Where have I been? Ahh, finishing revisions on a novel. I have been living and breathing one of my books these past two weeks because I said I would finish by November 1 in time for Nanowrimo. I chose yesterday … Continue reading

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About My Last Workshop

Another installment…. When the book is published (I’ve decided to take an optimistic view), lots of teachers and students from Hopkins will be able to say that they helped me. I’d entered the program to work on Bad Luck Companion and I … Continue reading

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New Fiction Workshop

In my last post I explained how I started this blog with material from my diary called Surviving a Graduate Writing Program.  The saga continues…. This workshop was comprised of seasoned students. Five of them I knew, three from previous … Continue reading

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