Grrr … Argh … Rhetoric Meets Reality
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Let’s write a reality check. I’ve heard a number of times over the past several months from news sources trusted by a great number of Americans, from pundits and political operatives and from a moderator at  a recent debate, that … Continue reading

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Revision — A Path to Better Writing or an Excuse to Never Finish?

“What’s new?” I asked my friend, a young(er) writer. “I finished my book!” she said radiating both relief and excitement. “Finished, how? Finished, as in rough draft? Revision? Ready to send to your critique group?” “This is like the eighth … Continue reading

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Alma’s Bookshelf: Empress

When it comes to European history, most Western readers know only the high points, know some of the names even if they can’t exactly nail down the place and the time. They know Rome, and the realms of ancient Greece; … Continue reading

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