Category Archives: Writing

How I Got My Literary Agent

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BOOKS ARE PORTALS In fourth grade, I was obsessed with R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps. I remember the pleasure of running my fingers across the raised lettering of the logo, imagining what creepy tale lay in store by studying the cover art. I loved breathing in the smell of freshly printed pages. Whenever I got a new Continue Reading →

Writing Consistently

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I have a friend who is toying with the idea of writing a novel. He is reading books about the craft. He’s even typed a few pages. The problem is, he admitted, there’s no time. Where and when do I find time for the daunting task of chipping away at a 60k word count? I Continue Reading →

Writing Styles: My Author Experiments

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Style. It’s the unique way an author utilizes language to express thought. Diction, syntax, and even formatting play a role in the creation of a memorable narrative. Take, for example, some of the interesting style choices used by James Joyce or Cormac McCarthy. In Ulysses, Joyce uses a unique stylization for dialogue. Here’s a snippet Continue Reading →