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Starting Points

The beginning of the story is often several paragraphs or pages in. Everything that comes before it is just the writer clearing his/her throat. Continue reading

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What Did Madeleine L’Engle mean….?

I’m currently reading Madeleine L’Engle’s “A Circle of Quiet” and I’m wondering if anyone knows what she means in the last line of Part 1, entry 19: “I wonder if I will ever learn not to apologize for the obvious?” … Continue reading

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JUST FINISHED Dubliners – my first James Joyce. 15 short pieces. Fabulous character studies!  Not stories so much as snapshots. I kept wanting to know what happened next. Ahhh, that’s a well-drawn character. HAVE STARTED Dana Gioia’s 99 Poems: New and … Continue reading

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