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Goodbye, Sir Terry

Yesterday morning, working at the library, I came across a Terry Pratchett book I hadn’t known had been published: Dragons at Crumbling Castle, a collection of his earliest writings. It made me glad to see a little more Pratchett enter … Continue reading

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17-Minute Poem

You can do a lot in 17 minutes. Or you can do a lot of not in 17 minutes. It depends on whether you stop to think It depends on whether you stop to drink It depends on whether you … Continue reading

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That’s Not A Baby…

Sometimes writing feels like this. And surprisingly, I’m not talking about the endless series of slaps. At some point, every writer learns that you have to Kill Your Darlings. This means you often have to cut out the part of your … Continue reading

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Decoy Poem

I met a poem yesternight But didn’t take the time to write And then it hid itself away Frightened off by break of day So now I’m staring at my desk To conjure something poem-esque Not in substance, only style Which I will … Continue reading

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9 Writing Tips You Shouldn’t Obey, Except When You Should

Writing is the worst thing in the world, except when it’s the best thing in the world. Do you want to write? Of course not. Nobody does. You want to be a writer. Here’s some advice that won’t help you…unless it … Continue reading

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Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad Book?

A book will never shoot you Or choke you in your bed It can only cut your heart out … Perhaps you’re right to dread.

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10 Books That Have Had A Lasting Impact

I’ve been tagged in the Facebook thingy where you list 10 books that have stayed with you. Not necessarily your favorite books, but ones that have gotten hold of you and not let go. Rather than just list the books … Continue reading

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The 16th Minute And On

Well…that escalated quickly. I’ve been blogging for three years, and as of today, 94% of my traffic has come in the last ten days in the form of a million views for that post about beautiful and ugly and everything in between. … Continue reading

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The Burnt Man

He was a burnt man. His clothes were crisp with charcoal, his breath dark with the taste of smoke. Now and then, bits of him would dry up and break off, greasily smearing the lives of those he brushed against. … Continue reading

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Nobody Writes Poems About e-mail

Nobody writes poems about e-mail And of course they shouldn’t No more than they should about snapping turtles or turtlenecks Or life or love or the devil’s fiery droppings But they do Or I can imagine they do I can … Continue reading

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