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Month: July 2005

Novelist, Essayist, (Recovering) Journalist

Cardinal Sins. (Or: Things not to do when writing.)

If you’ve ever wondered why so many books you read seem so similar and thought that it was just you, or your taste in literature, or the fact that you only read one certain genre, take heart; it’s not just you. A sad fact of human literary existence is that books are all similar. The…
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An Ode to the Idylls of the 4th. (OR: To write or to barbecue…)

That is the question. Whether tis nobler to entertain one’s friends on the Bayou, or to take to the keyboard against a sea of blank pages and, by opposing, fill them. I found myself in a very interesting dilemma on Thursday. At work (I am production manager and designer for a sign company), my employer…
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