pensées pour un samedi pluvieux

1. At a little after 3:00 am this morning, I awoke when I heard the various beeps that accompany a…

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Tips for Writers: The Author as Optometrist

One of the hallmarks of great literary fiction is its attention to character. Every story needs a plot, of course,…

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Book Reviewing

When I talk to writers about being a good literary citizen, one of the things I recommend is writing book…

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The Writer in Public — May 2018

Writing is usually a solitary occupation, although I do frequently spend time with my laptop and my thoughts at coffeeshops.…

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Checking in on my writing goals for the year

I realized this morning that the year is one-third gone already, which led me to consider how I was doing…

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