Monthly Archives: August 2012

What I Learned By Being Edited (with visual aids)

Now that the editors have finished proofing Sex and Death in the American Novel, I am able to reflect. One thing I know for sure, authors need editors. I know in my deepest heart that I need them, so I listen when they question me or … Continue reading

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…and Death in the American Novel

Fiction that isn’t an author’s personal adventure into the frightening or the unknown isn’t worth writing about for anything but money. —Jonathan Franzen   My husband’s aunt in Mexico just lost her father. I spoke to her in the best … Continue reading

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