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Searching for What I’m Saying: On Revision

Writing and rewriting are a constant search for what it is one is saying.

— John Updike

I’m up to my eyes in query letters. I’ve had a few requests for the manuscript, so it’s out there with some peepers on it as well.

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Writing

Getting into Character - The Method to my Madness

Getting into Character: The method to my madness

When I was asked to write a post about how I get into character, I initially said no. 1,445 more words

Doctor Who

Hansel & Gretel

Neil Gaiman re-imagined the Grimm fairytale in October 2014 through Toon Graphics. Since The Sandman, Stardust, Coraline, Fragile Things, and American Gods, Gaiman quickly ascended to my favorite current author. 461 more words

“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.

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Quotes

Cultivating Food For Thought

The other day, I stopped by a local Chipotle restaurant for my favorite fast food tofu burrito. I was happy to find that they had a full set of the Mexican food chain’s new… 62 more words

Books

Make Good Art

I’ve watched a lot of speeches, TED Talks, seminars, and lectures. This is one of the best.

In addition to the incredibly inspirational message that Gaiman shares in this speech, his comment on the changing nature of creative distribution is especially poignant. 50 more words

Make Good Art

REVIEW: Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Summary:

A dead man on the back seat of a car, and warm milk from a farmhouse, an ancient little girl, and an old woman who saw the moon being made; a beautiful housekeeper with a monstrous smile; and dark forces woken that were best left undisturbed. 335 more words

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