Monthly Archives: January 2008

Atonement by Ian McEwan

In his popular blog, literary agent Nathan Bransford recently declared himself chairman of the “Can’t We Just Give Ian McEwan the Nobel Prize Already?” Committee. Well, Mr. Bransford, I would like to nominate myself for the position of Vice Chairman, … Continue reading

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Serendipity . . . perhaps

My ongoing path towards publication has been far from smooth. There have been many, many obstacles in my way–jobs and lack thereof, dying computers, and the everyday requirements of being a husband and father, among others. Still, those things have … Continue reading

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I Submit to You . . .

Now that the holiday season is over and literary agents everywhere have had an opportunity to clean out their inboxes of all the trash and treasures that were sent to them over the last few weeks, I’ve run out of … Continue reading

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More on Dialogue

Thinking about my post from yesterday, I remembered another thing about some dialogue that irks the crap out of me. I can’t stand it when writers overuse names in dialogue. For example, consider the following scenario: Two men are sitting … Continue reading

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Writing Rant–Dialogue

I’m going to begin a new semi-regular series where I discuss the pet peeves I have with some published work. To protect the innocent, all names, titles, and whatnot will be changed. As a writer dreaming of publication, but not … Continue reading

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A Few More Goals

As an addendum to my post of yesterday, I would like to establish a couple more goals for myself to reach for in 2008. First, I would like to become a more dedicated blogger. For a long time, I did … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Well, 2007 is come and gone and I have to say that I couldn’t be any happier about it.  The year was not a fruitful one for me, but some good did arise from the last 12 months of turmoil.  … Continue reading

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