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The Girl in the Garden

Recently, I received an email from a former student who had lovely things to say about her memories of my classroom, but who was also a few days away from her debut novel’s publication day—always exciting…and a bit surreal.  I’m excited to introduce both the novel and the author to you.  I’ve already read the […]

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The Group Never Invents Anything

For a while now, one of my dreams has been to be a fly on the wall in a room full of TV writers, more specifically, in a development room where they’re creating the episode arcs and story lines for the season.  I’ve always wondered at how creative one can be in a group.  Obviously, […]

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The Craft of Writing

Always curious as to what another writer says about writing, I picked up Lessons From a Lifetime of Writing: A Novelist Looks At His Craft by David Morrell of First Blood (Rambo) fame.  He offers up a lot of hard-earned wisdom—in categories like writer’s block and plotting and structure—if you’re interested. He begins wit the […]

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God of Carnage

Last Saturday, Dan and I attended the French playwright/novelist Yasmina Reza’s extraordinary play “God of Carnage” at the Guthrie.  I would highly recommend it if you’re in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.  You’re out of luck in Los Angeles and Chicago, because alas, it recently ended in both those locations. Here’s a few snippets from the […]

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Think of these as small gifts for a lovely Sunday morning. without a thought the neighbor’s back yard turns green —William Higginson from which tree’s blossom it comes, I do not know this fragrance —Basho flickering in the woodpile the groundhog’s eyes —Joe Nutt by firelight listening to the silence of things we can’t see […]

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