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“Why Is a Raven Like a Writing Desk?”
The life of an author can be peculiar. Certain experiences ought to be grand events accompanied by trumpets and elephants, or at least a...
“Why Is a Raven Like a Writing Desk?”
“Self-Portrait with Windmill”
When the windmill’s blades slice the air, the rotors in my joints chuff and work out the rusted exhaustion in my wrist gears. My steel...
“Self-Portrait with Windmill”
“Plastic Teeth”
“Give me your teeth,” Mom says. Grandma ignores her, leans on an elbow tucked in the tray of her wheelchair, and stares at a calendar...
“Plastic Teeth”
“Use POV To Close That Distance in a Flash”
I never fully grasped point-of-view until I read David Jauss’s amazing essay “From Long Shots To X-Rays: Distance and Point of View in...
“Use POV To Close That Distance in a Flash”
A Review of 6 Books on the Craft of Fiction
Here’s the skinny on six of the “how-to” books for fiction writers in my bookcase – three on fiction generally and three on crime...
A Review of 6 Books on the Craft of Fiction