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Strange Things Found In Library Books

When librarians were asked about some of the strangest things they’ve found in library books, balogna slices and divorce papers were among some of the answers. Check this out: http://www.tinhouse.com/blog/45211/ask-a-librarian-whats-the-strangest-thing-youve-found-in-a-library-book.html    

Dream Sequences

There’s a reason many agents cringe when they encounter dream sequences, unless done for the right reasons. They are usually a cheap way of expressing information. Writers often use dreams to help the reader understand what is lurking in the character’s mind, to untangle the protagonist’s quandary, or subconsciously reveal the next steps for the […]

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Author James McGrath Morris Tells Readers What’s Next

A couple of months ago, I had the astounding pleasure to hear author James McGrath Morris (Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power; Harper Perennial, 2011; The Rose Man of Sing Sing; Fordham University Press, 2005) speak at St. John’s College, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His personable, humorous, and highly informed presentation included […]