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Why Is the Wisest Advice in the World so Hard to Follow?

Why Is the Wisest Advice in the World so Hard to Follow?

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Many years ago I came across some words of wisdom from Mark Twain that have both ...

The Magical Lure of the Intimate Voice

The Magical Lure of the Intimate Voice

I have written here and elsewhere of the power of a great opening line. If you ...

I’m Sorry, Anna.

I’m Sorry, Anna.

Mark Twain For more years than I'd care to admit, my take on Leo Tolstoy's novel ...

Bringing Up the Rear: The Literary Mic Drop

Bringing Up the Rear: The Literary Mic Drop

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Many years ago, my agent offered me the following advice: "The most important sentence of your novel ...

God or Huck Finn: Who Should Tell Your Story?

God or Huck Finn: Who Should Tell Your Story?

An online discussion among several of my fellow Poisoned Pen Press authors got me thinking about ...

Meet Me in St. Louis: Toasted Ravioli, Hoosiers, and High School

Meet Me in St. Louis: Toasted Ravioli, Hoosiers, and High School

If asked to name the key elements of their favorite novel, most readers would place at ...

Who Tells the Story: From the Bible to Marlowe

Who Tells the Story: From the Bible to Marlowe

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Who will tell the story? Every author must answer that question before typing "Chapter One" at the ...

Who Tells the Story? My 5 Favorite Narrators in Literature (Part 1)

Who Tells the Story? My 5 Favorite Narrators in Literature (Part 1)

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I came across a fun piece in Publishers Weekly by the author Antoine Wilson entitled "The ...