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Speaking at Kennedy High School

I got to speak at Kennedy High School, South Lane County today, then do five workshops with student groups, working on personal narrative and developing conflict. 127 more words

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Arts Feature In The Register Guard

Story in the Register Guard about my life, writing, and Graphic The Valley plus a picture of rock climbing at my local crag, The Columns:

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Interview With The Eugene Daily News

A young journalist named Nate Gartrell conducted an interview of me this week for the Eugene Daily News.  He came up with some good questions:

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Apparently What I Don't Know Is Endless

When I was writing my first novel attempt roughly ten years ago (a novel that was fundamentally so bad that none of it was salvageable), I went to meet my friend Jose at a coffee shop.  419 more words

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Visiting A College Class

I got to visit Lane Community College this week where their Creative Nonfiction Literature class is reading my book, The End of Boys.

I was so impressed with the diligence of the students.   135 more words

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The Novel Versus The Memoir - Three Quick Things

As I’m struggling to revise my novel this spring, I’ve often thought of how difficult it is to write anything good, how I feel like a failure every time I write a new scene, every time my characters come off as one-demensional and static.   372 more words

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The Death of Kirkus And No Oprah To Save Us?

I was thinking about Kirkus going under, about their 5000 book reviews each year, that since 1933 they’d been one of the biggest sources of pre-pub info for libraries, booksellers, agents, and editors.   213 more words

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