Monthly Archives: August 2012

Learning by doing

This summer I have been lucky enough to be able to work on my novel between 10 and 20 hours a week. And I’m struck by how much progress I’ve made. This summer has reinforced something I knew already, but … Continue reading

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The inner drive to keep practicing

There has to be some strong internal drive that brings us back to our writing desk each day, because it will be a long time before the outside world ever rewards us for our efforts. When I was doing journalism, … Continue reading

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Non-readers

Yesterday someone I know told me with pride that he hasn’t read a book since he was a freshman in high school. We’re talking about a grown man, an adult. I couldn’t think of a response to this. Reading is such … Continue reading

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Overheard in the Willits Dollar Tree parking lot

Overheard in the Willits Dollar Tree parking lot, “…yeah, I was gonna get that tatooed on my neck. He was gonna pay for it and Mama was gonna drive me there.”

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Misdirection in Game of Thrones

SPOILER ALERT: GAME OF THRONES, EPISODE 1 Last night I watched the first episode of the Game of Thrones HBO series. While the show was pretty gruesome, I thought it was interesting how the show uses misdirection to play off … Continue reading

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