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24 04, 2012

Writing presents an endless series of gambles

2019-09-30T17:46:22-05:00April 24, 2012|Categories: Writing Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

I’m not a master poker player by any means, but while reading through the first draft of my latest novel, I couldn’t help but be reminded of Friday night card games from my high school days.

10 04, 2012

Friends and family of writers, beware

2019-09-30T14:50:27-05:00April 10, 2012|Categories: Writing Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Joseph Epstein said, “Every writer is a thief, though some of us are more clever than others at disguising our robberies.” He was referring to minor counts of plagiarism—an apt description, a novel turn of phrase, a treatment of syntax that (with a minor tweak) we could pass off as our own brilliant invention. However, the thievery doesn’t end there.

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