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An Afternoon With The Cracker Queen

I spent my allotted writing time yesterday with the incomparable Lauretta Hannon, who is truly a genuine voice in these often phony times. I don’t regret it for a second. I’d heard of her, of course, because of her bestselling book, The … Continue reading

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Aw geez, another textbook?

Another textbook? Yeah. Another one. And one that makes me pretty damned proud. I spend a great deal of time with folks my age and older, and the one thing many of us have in common is the desire to leave … Continue reading

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My memory resembles Swiss cheese…

The bigger the memory, the bigger the hole. Or, maybe it’s the better the memory, the bigger the hole. That’s not really the issue. It’s more of a “which hole represents what” kinda thing. I’ve no problem with stuff I … Continue reading

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I’ll have a “MAC memoir”

Okay, it’s not what you’re thinking. I’m not talking about a manuscript and some rabbit food on a sesame seed bun. What I’m referring to are the basic building blocks of any good story, whether it’s fiction or non-fiction. The acronym for this magic formula … Continue reading

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My memoir–my memories

Two eye-witnesses, two conflicting stories. Happens all the time. Right? Having watched endless courtroom dramas, either live or via Hollywood, we’ve all heard that witnesses often interpret what they’ve seen in different ways. Defense attorneys love it when witnesses can’t … Continue reading

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I write fiction, not memoir. Or do I?

I can’t count the number of times I’ve told folks I make stuff up for a living. Depending on who I’m talking to, I may substitute a different S-word for “stuff.” Shock value, y’know. It’s important sometimes. So how do … Continue reading

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The More Things Change? Nah. How to write a novel–part 31

We tend to hear (and repeat) the same things over and over, and when we do, we often bestow the status of “truth” upon them, even when they may not have earned it. Thus it is with “the more things change, the … Continue reading

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