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Badgering–The Fool Edition

It may be April Fool’s Day, but this is no joke–you are writing a novel! Yes, that’s right. Did you forget? Have you gotten distracted? Have you gone through a list of excuses? Well, no more, you novelist you! I’ve read recently that there is an evolutionary reason for forgetting. Mother Nature wants you to … Continue reading

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The Rewrite Chronicles

Some writers edit as they go and when they reach that last line they say they are done–until their publisher gets ahold of it anyway. Other writers write, go back to the beginning and edit their way through in an orderly fashion. Maybe they do this twice. Or three times. But they have a method … Continue reading

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You’re Too Tall

Now, being tall may not have anything to do with writing, but then again maybe it does. I mean, hasn’t your appearance–height, weight, color, something–affected who you are and how you see the world? Of course it does. A friend sent me this New York Times article on being tall, and boy do I ever … Continue reading