Category Archives: fiction writing

For the Love of Books, Today One in Particular

Many books I’ve loved caught me with just a few words. I’m sure the conflict was at least hinted, but what hooked me was not the conflict. It was the draw of language and tone, authority or beauty, or both. … Continue reading

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Not a Book for Everyone: Adam Johnson’s The Orphan Master’s Son

At the book club I attend, the members don’t read the same book each month. Instead, they report on what they’ve read. Works get recommended and passed around, but many are simply passed over by the majority of the members. … Continue reading

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A Fiction Writer in the Natural World

Today’s paper reports that thousands of birds crashed to the ground in Utah. The reason given is that they mistook snow-covered parking lots and fields for water. The incident sounds very similar to the mass bird deaths in Arkansas and … Continue reading

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