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Revision from the POV of a Publisher

When Paul Martone, founder of Late Night Library, asked me why, as fiction writers, we volunteer our time to help other writers, I answered. Because he was recording. This interview.  I can’t remember what I said then, because it’s been a … Continue reading

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Two Sides of a Writerly Conversation

One of my favorite things about Brave on the Page: Oregon Writers on Craft and the Creative Life has been introducing writers to each other. Around when we launched the book in October, I connected Gigi Little and Sarah Cypher, two … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Emerald Barnes on What to Expect as a Writer

I’m so pleased to share this guest post, “What to Expect as a Writer,” by author Emerald Barnes. Her published novella, PIERCING THROUGH THE DARKNESS, is available through Amazon and Smashwords, and Emerald blogs at Dreaming Awake. I’m especially thrilled to … Continue reading

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David Mitchell and Inventing ‘Inaccurate But Plausible’ Dialogue

Reading “The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet” was another amazing moment in my education about what historical fiction can be. My first watershed moment occurred earlier this year, when I read “Signal & Noise” by John Griesemer. I devoured … Continue reading

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Using the Exclamation Point in Fiction

Yesterday I read Aimee Lee Ball’s piece about the use of exclamation points in emails. There were some great quotes from contemporary authors in there, including these: “The more exclamation points you use, the more you need to use in order … Continue reading

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Countdown to the Release of the Flipback

On June 30, British publishing house Hodder & Stoughton will release the first 12 titles in the flipback book format,  and we’ll go from buzz to actual reports on how this product is received by the book-buying public. That’s six … Continue reading

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Reading 7,069 Pages: A Love Story

I’m a compulsive before-bed reader. When I finish a book, I love to think about it and reread a few pages, so I leave it on my bedside table. Other books get stationed there to be read next. And very … Continue reading

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