Category Archives: Novel writing

The novel: striking my very first words 

Tomorrow becomes the day that the figurative feet get put to the literal prayers: I will be firing the very first salvo in the journey to write a book. A novel. A farce. An existential comedy. A real humdinger of … Continue reading

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Okay, maybe even quality’s going to bite the bullet today

The best laid plans . . .

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Who knew that naming a protagonist was such hard work?

So I’m sitting at the kitchen table with my daughter, trying to name the principal character for my novel. It’s not that easy.  I’m on to something, but that could all start running with a wheel in the sand any … Continue reading

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Thanks Leif Enger. Now I’m totally thrown

Ever since I read Leif Enger’s awesome Peace Like a River, and Stant Litore’s What Our Eyes Have Witnessed, I’ve almost felt like the farce I was going to write now feels . . . um, well . . . … Continue reading

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Sunday’s roundup

So now comes the tug-of-war for my synaptic dedication.  I’ve already managed to pull five or six books off the shelf, assuming this one to be the one I’m going to read next.  And trust me; there is no rhyme … Continue reading

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Quote for the day 

 From Leif Enger’s Peace Like a River:  

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Book review: Death Has Come Up Into Our Windows, by Stant Litore

For death is come up into our windows, and is entered into our palaces, to cut off the children from without, and the young men from the streets. Jeremiah 9:21 I’ll just say this at the outset. To simply categorize this … Continue reading

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