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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.

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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 ...