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Working Out the Details

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PATIENCE: Working out the Details

Speaking from my own personal situation, I just did a major revision on my chapter book. 670 more words

Authors And Illustrators

Perfect World

Originally posted 11/25/2003.

The news speaks of Siegfried and Roy,
of terrible news that a beloved tiger
has turned upon them; also, I see
we are still… 227 more words

Poems

7 Ways To Make Yourself An Easy Author to Work With

After query letter tips, the second most popular question I get asked is: “How do I make myself agreeable in an agent’s eyes?”

It’s a great question. 619 more words

Writing

Narrative

Originally posted 6/13/2005.

jargon
rorschach
manacle
throttle

poorhouse
monument
bluebells
bottle

revenant
supplicant
slingshot
fader

sandman
tearstain
silhouette
crater

failure
faceplant
dirtfeast
tower

endgame
closure
shutdown
over

Poems

Three-Way Mirror With Shadow

Originally posted 11/17/2009; originally titled “Three Men And A Shadow.”

I can see the kid I used to hate,
his arrogance, his secret shame
in lying about something… 310 more words

Poems

Feeding Columbus

Originally posted on 11/29/2010; original title, “Squirrel.”

Columbus, fat and matted cat,
half-feral neighborhood terror,
is killing a squirrel on my front lawn
and I have come outside to stop the noise. 204 more words

Poems

"I'd Particularly Like to Thank..."

At some point in our writing careers, most of us want to find readers for our work, readers who can give us useful feedback and whose names we’ll generously include in the acknowledgements when our book is published. 746 more words

Writing