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Characters writing themselves


After my critique group gave me a not-too-subtle push to get on the stick and write, I did. My first chapter is finished (first draft, anyway), and I started the second. It feels good. One of the most enjoyable things about … Continue reading

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Back to work


I got some tough love from my critique group last week. After making suggestions on how to improve my submission, they gave me their strongest comments: No more work on the house, no more trips, no more slacking off. Get back … Continue reading

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Blowing on the embers


Writing was the perfect antidote to last week’s return to chilly bluster when the sun was a stranger but rain wasn’t. It gave me that emotional shot of sunny ‘70s that Mother Nature refused to offer. With each day at … Continue reading

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Chapter two (or one)


Or maybe it will be Chapter One. I sent the first chapter of An American Terrorist to a fellow writer for some feedback. One of my faults (or virtues, depending on the perspective) is that I re-write ad nauseam, knowing … Continue reading

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Keeping it real


I finished reading Gone Girl, which means that I didn’t get much writing done. As I do now with all books, I found myself unable to read it purely for pleasure. Between wondering what was going to happen next, I … Continue reading

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