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On Writing the Climax

Posted on Feb 16, 2014 | 0 comments

On Writing the Climax

I’m talking about that moment in a book when all the plot lines are running full steam. You’ve spent 100 pages or more laying tracks, loading in fuel, stoking fires, buffing shiny parts and building up a head of steam for each of your story lines. All three of them. Or four. Or more, even. You’ve put a lot of work into getting them going, and now, suddenly, they are MOVING.
Downhill.

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On NOT writing every day

Posted on Feb 11, 2014 | 5 comments

On NOT writing every day

Sure, I’d love to do nanowrimo and produce a novel in a month. IF I COULD TAKE A MONTH OFF FROM MY FAMILY. Or my job.

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Kate DiCamillo and Me (or how I started writing for children)

Posted on Jan 29, 2014 | 5 comments

Kate DiCamillo and Me (or how I started writing for children)

No, I don’t know Kate DiCamillo. That was just a come-on. I’ve never met her.
But if I did, I would thank her for what she has done for me. She’s taught me quite a lot.

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