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July 7, 2011

Good Taste

This American Life is my favorite weekly podcast. It’s a slice-of-life series about interesting people, or sometimes just the guy-next-door who’s had something extraordinary happen to […]
June 19, 2011

Pacing

Pacing is critical to any story – too fast and your reader wants off the ride, too slow and boredom sets in. Following is an exercise […]
June 12, 2011

First Draft

Experienced writers often advise new writers that they should wait to get feedback on their work until after the first draft is done. When the ideas […]
June 4, 2011

Editing – Part IV: the First Pass

Last week I wrote the happy news that I had finished the final edit for my book. (Actually it was two weeks ago – work exploded […]