Monthly Archives: April 2012

going around

The key, if there is a key, to me is repetition. Some people, so I am told, read by going methodically through every word of a writing. Presumably one at a time, in the order they appear on the page. … Continue reading

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on reading while writing

Reading has been my primary coping task, throughout my life. I read to relax. I read to learn. I read to work. I read to understand. There is no part of my life that is unaffected by reading. To read … Continue reading

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cranking

I have lately been writing a story every day. It is, for me, a perfectly natural writing cycle. I spend the day pondering a story and then, upon waking, I sit down and crank it out. I don’t feel bound … Continue reading

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Emotional Realism as a genre of fiction

I write stories in a genre I call “emotional realism.” By this, I mean that the situations are contrived, realistically or unrealistically. ┬áThe scope of coincidence can be as broad as a story requires, without recourse to probability. The story … Continue reading

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writers

Some of my best friends in the world are writers. In a strange way that makes sense to writers, I would never recognize them on the street, I wouldn’t know them if I bumped into them, I don’t even know … Continue reading

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considering the other side

I made up a story yesterday and as I sat down to compose the narrative, I realized I’d created a difficult problem. I imagined a story that I couldn’t tell. Of course, I did tell the story, but I did … Continue reading

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