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This is where I put my musings that don’t make it into my paper journal. I try to write about things that might interest other writers and readers, including reviews of MG books I’ve been reading.

A Fresh Start! January = Time to ReBoot

A Fresh Start! January = Time to ReBoot

This started out as my November newsletter, but election news distracted me. Then it was my December newsletter, but holidays distracted me, and so here we are, not only in a new month but in a new...

How Writing is Like Sailing

Sailing in the Flying Scot North American Championships Writing well is hard. So many elements go into it: pacing, structure, vocabulary, voice, not using filter words (words like feel/smell/saw). I...

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