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On Writing: Having More than One Protagonist

My first book, Relic, has two protagonists, Dana and Mel. Before writing the book, the story in my head was all about Mel. Typed out, it was longer than a short story but less than acceptable novella length. 1,614 more words

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Writers on Writing -- GERALDINE BROOKS

Timeless Tact Helps Sustain a Literary Time Traveler

For most of 1999 I tried to live in 1666. I wanted to imagine what it was like to be a young woman in a tiny English village of 250 souls in the year bubonic plague struck.

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On Writing: What They Don't Tell You in the Blogs

Recently,¬† an RPF (the repurposed version of RFP), said puttiing together someone else’s e-book with extremely precise formatting was a ‘trivial’ task.

Yesterday I saw another job post wanting all-singing, all-dancing research skills and one-a-day articles (long ones) for a fixed price which would allow me to buy a few cappuccinos after a half day or so’s worth of effort. 1,151 more words

How To Earn Money Writing

Writers on Writing -- SAUL BELLOW

Hidden Within Technology’s Kingdom, a Republic of Letters

One of the more attractive oddities of the United States is that our minorities are so numerous, so huge.

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