Death in the Family

With apologies to Charles Addams Thing breathed a contented sigh as Esmeralda buffed the nail on his ring finger. As a disembodied hand, he didn’t exactly know how sighing worked, but the fat muscle at the base of his thumb relaxed, and he counted that as a sigh. Esmie chatted while she worked. She knew […]

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Writing the Novel

I recently had a publisher ask me to submit the manuscript of a novel I’ve been pitching. This book has been years in coming. It feels like I’ve worked on it forever. The characters have practically become family members. It’s been through dozens of drafts and rewrites. Writers always hear that, but nobody wants to

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