• Little Diva Rising

    Prudence: Chapter 1

    1. Everywhere I look, there are stories. I see them in the faces of the people who are queued at the entrance, chatting excitedly, or huddling against the cold. They are predominantly twenty-something and thirty-something wide-eyed tourists, hopeful that on this night, they will be deemed worthy. Scattered among them…

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  • Life of the Mind

    A New Old Novel – “Prudence”

    After finishing and revising the early drafts of Just Another Week in Suburbia in 2012, I started thinking about what I should write next. Like most writers, I always have ideas. Often, the query is if those ideas are ready to be written. Sometimes, they need to gestate. Then they…

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  • Life of the Mind

    The Next Work: Part II

    After I’ve finished a manuscript, I’ll usually reread it several times, fleshing it out while the story’s still fresh. When I no longer think I’m getting anything meaningful out of it, I print it out and give it to my alpha readers. I’ll then incorporate their feedback and go over…

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