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I No Longer Write About Politics

And here’s why It’s not that I’ve stopped caring. Quite the opposite. The last five years in American politics have been especially brutal, but I’m not pulling, turtle-like, into my shell — as tempting as that can be. And boy…

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Not Hearing From Your Writer Friends?

An explanation and apology in 21 haiku Know a novelist?If they’re out of touch right now,There’s a good reason. It’s NaNoWriMo(National Novel WritingMonth), so these haiku Are not exactlykosher. Trust me, I’m aware,but cut me some slack. Because I’m doingNaNo…

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Why I Wrote The Book

The story behind The Moon Ran After Her This novel began with a crime. More accurately, a striation of crimes, like upended layers of sediment. The top layer was a purse snatching. Nobody knew Grandma Aghavni’s exact age, since her…

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Getting to The End

It’s time to show that rough draft who’s boss I can’t be the only writer this happens to The project you’re working on might be your first, or your forty-first novel. You may have a detailed outline, even a scene-by-scene breakdown.…

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Nevertheless, I Persisted

Success has a lot to do with just not quitting I found an agent with the first book I wrote Does that sound like I had instant beginner’s luck? A win, right out of the box? Lest you roll your eyes,…

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