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That Time When I Reviewed a Book … Okay, Well, Maybe It Was a Lot of Times

Enjoy a round-up of round-ups! Here are the books I’ve reviewed, to date.

December 9, 2020

Published Books, Publishing, Storytelling

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Let’s Talk Flashbacks

Structuring a novel is no easy task, especially when a large part of what happens in the present is dependent upon something that took place in the past. We real live humans are built on our experiences, and it is only fitting that a character’s personal history plays a significant role in establishing his or […]

July 18, 2013

What I Learned While Writing a Novel, Writing

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This One’s Really GOLD

You know that funk you get into from time to time, when you just can’t find anything to settle in and read? I have a to-read list a mile long, but in the past few weeks, I hadn’t been able to connect with anything.   Until I picked up Gold by Chris Cleave.   I […]

May 23, 2013

What I Learned While Writing a Novel, Writing

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