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Summer Blogger Promo Tour - SJ Bouquet

This week for the Summer Blogger Promo Tour I’ve got the lovely SJ Bouquet on the blog. Her blog is super adorable and she’s a lot of fun. 363 more words


The End

There is a lot of pressure on the first sentence in a book. It has to hook readers. It has to intrigue them, pull them in, catch their attention so they want to read the next sentence and the next and the next. 356 more words


Writing Challenge - Week 27

Hi lads!

That’s us more than halfway through the year then. Wow! With all the worries (and joys) going on at the moment, this week’s writing challenge seems rather appropriate. 116 more words


RSW Update 4

Ready. Set. WRITE! is a summer writing intensive that encourages goal-setting and accountability, and provides an opportunity for us to cheer each other on wherever we’re at in our writing—planning, drafting, revising, or polishing. 484 more words


“Should I have taken the false teeth?” ~ Robertson Davies, The Cunning Man

About twenty years ago, I went on a Robertson Davies binge. I plowed through a number of his big, fat, fascinating novels, one right after the other. 

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An Abundance of Katherines

“The morning after noted child prodigy Colin Singleton graduated from high school and got dumped for the nineteenth time by a girl named Katherine, he took a bath.

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Schindler's List

“In Poland’s deepest autumn, a tall young man in an expensive overcoat, double-breasted dinner jacket beneath it and – in the lapel of the dinner jacket – a large ornamental gold-on-black-enamel Hakenkreuz (swastika) emerged from a fashionable apartment building in Straszewskiego Street, on the edge of the ancient center of the Cracow, and saw his chauffeur waiting with fuming breath by the open door of an enormous and, even in this blackened world, lustrous Adler limousine”

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