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A Prayer for Owen Meany

They say you’ve got to grab them in the first paragraph.  A novel, a short story, I guess even nonfiction should get off to a fast start with something that will grab the reader.  ‘A Prayer for Owen Meany‘ starts … Continue reading

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Move Along. Nothing to See Here

I’ve gotten used to getting in the car to come to work with a topic in mind for the hungry, hungry blog and somewhere in traffic getting redirected to another topic.  And it seems that no matter where I start … Continue reading

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Best Seller – Conclusion

Eric Frome came as close to showing emotion as I ever saw him.  He gave me what he probably considered a smoldering glare.  He carefully placed his thumb on the edge of my stacked up manuscript and slid it toward … Continue reading

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Best Seller – Chapter Three

Susan came into the den dragging the vacuum cleaner behind her.  She plugged in the cord and got behind the machine with a hand on the handle.  She looked at me. “If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part … Continue reading

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Best Seller – Chapter Two

Eric Frome sat calmly behind his desk; white shirt, conservative tie, sensible haircut, black rimmed glasses.  The only thing on his desk except the telephone was my manuscript.  It sat there in front of him, waiting for his approval.  Eric … Continue reading

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Best Seller – Chapter One

We stood there looking at each other, fifteen feet apart.  I calculated the distance in steps. Three steps, maybe four and she would be in my arms.  I wouldn’t let her go.  I couldn’t.  We would go away.  I could … Continue reading

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A New Direction

This blog seems to have settled into something I didn’t intend.  I see a news article and think of some little meditation relating to it.  There’s nothing wrong with that.  It seems that no matter where I start I wind … Continue reading

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