Monthly Archives: February 2009

Coming Home

"Since returning from the hospital my ball of twine has been unraveling fast…" This week, Salon.com is publishing a series of articles about the problems combat veterans are facing coming home.  Untreated PTSD and callous treatment by the military are … Continue reading

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Once More, John Updike

And I think of John Updike, who illuminated private lives and wrote so lovingly of the world, who called snowfall "an immense whispering" and compared a brilliant snowy day to overdeveloped film. Who re-created the backyards and clotheslines of small-town … Continue reading

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Writer Scams

This article, passed on to me by Cantara Christopher, publisher of Cantaraville, reminded me of how vulnerable people who dream of publishing success can be.  The odds are incredibly long.  A market for literary fiction exists, and in spite of … Continue reading

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