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Stories That Move In

I walked rather blindly into writing historical fiction. Or perhaps it walked into me. For example, I was ignorant to its stigma as a genre, kindred to those other literary … Continue reading

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October 29, 2009 · Leave a comment


My husband and I have been rebuilding our front porch stairs this week – all week literally pouring concrete, measuring and cutting wood, drilling, screwing and nailing. For any of … Continue reading

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October 23, 2009 · Leave a comment

What the heck is a VOOK?

What the heck is a VOOK? It’s been all the buzz in the publishing industry lately. Apparently (and I haven’t seen it yet) it’s a digital book with video. The … Continue reading

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October 16, 2009 · 1 Comment

A Satirical Jab at Book Publicity Today

I fear this satirical jab at the reality of publicizing new books in this age of digital everything is all too familiar to those of us who’ve been through it … Continue reading

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October 13, 2009 · Leave a comment

The Meaning of Mentors

Thinking about mentors and what they’ve meant to me, I came across an essay by Joyce Carol Oates, In the Absence of Mentors/Monsters, from this Fall’s issue of Narrative. (You … Continue reading

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October 8, 2009 · Leave a comment

Imagining the Well-Imagined Story

From the start of The Writers Circle, I made it my weekly habit to share interesting readings about writing, publishing and the writing life. The very first one, I recall, … Continue reading

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October 1, 2009 · 4 Comments
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