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Hard Won Writing Pointers

Old writing adage:  “I am not I, he is not he, they are not they.” Never mention anything until it’s necessary. Then do so as obliquely or as concisely as possible. Pick a single story line to follow through. A … Continue reading

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Panning Gold From Life

As a reader, I have known that good writing is really all that matters. Even when I was a kid. As a writer, I know that market category forces us into a Procrustean deal with the devil. Warping our work … Continue reading

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The Scope and Structure of Our Ignorance

Please go read the introduction to Slow Learner by Thomas Pynchon, whence these excerpts that may be useful or interesting to writers are taken. Reading any and all Pynchon fiction is important, too. /// “…Our common nightmare The Bomb … … Continue reading

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