Writing

my inner editor

I like the idea of a muse, and have occasionally been to known to facetiously whisper Milton’s words, “Sing, Heavenly Muse…” as I sit down to write. But in the day-to-day work of writing, I’ve found muses to be too flaky to be relied upon. My inner editor, on the other hand, is perhaps a …

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Writing

the story of my story

In ninth grade, I wrote my first fantasy novel. It was terrible, but was an excellent exercise in world building. Many years later, after I graduated from college, I returned to the world of that first novel, and started tweaking things, deepening and enriching it. And then I started writing a new story for that …

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