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On (Attempted) Writing

“Easy reading is damn hard writing.”  ~Nathaniel Hawthorne Last week, I started reading Open, the autobiography of Andre Agassi. And, jeepers creepers. This is by far the best sports bio I’ve ever read. Andre’s story is incredible, better than fiction. … Continue reading

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My Year in Books – 2011

I’m a few days late (thanks to some looming writing deadlines, and all the media attention this week over my Grandma’s story), but here is the list of the books I finished in the last year, separated by the month … Continue reading

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Coffey’s Angels

One of my favorite writers is celebrating the release of his second novel today – so naturally, I had to get in on the fun. If you’re unfamiliar with Billy Coffey, let’s fix that right now. Billy is a thirty-something … Continue reading

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Fiction in a Flash

I few weeks ago, my Twitter buddy Jay DiNitto told me he’d just published an e-book of Flash Fiction. My first reaction was, “What kind of fiction?” I’d heard the term before, but had no idea what it meant. I’d … Continue reading

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I Don’t Know How She Does It

We need to talk about Alice Munro. Oh, how we need to talk about Alice. On most subjects, it is difficult for me to pin down my “favorite” thing: meal, drink, movie, color – there are just too many different … Continue reading

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The Writer – ATCL

Last month, I got to spend a few hours with one of my writing mentors, an author whose work I love. Since then, she’s continued publishing her usual truthful, pointed, eloquent posts and commentaries. She caught a lot of heat … Continue reading

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Dan Simmons Is A Stud

“Dan Simmons is a stud.” So said my high-school-English-teacher brother, after a friend had recommended one of Simmons’ books to me. My brother was referring (I would soon find out) to Simmons’ writing abilities and to his raging intellect. Before … Continue reading

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