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Mar 15, 2010
People often deride genre writing because of the conventions—claiming they render the writing effort as non-creative. I have always disagreed, often with a raised voice. Whoopee! P.D. James agrees with me. Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2010 at Open Your Notebook
I am exquisitely fortunate to be a part of a bi-weekly book club. We're a small group (currently only five members), we read eclectic selections (Wally Lamb, Madeline Albright, Lorna Landvik are three recent authors), and our conversations often veer well off the path of the books we are reading. But books brought us together and they keep us coming back for more. Our latest is The Help by Kathryn Stockett. I was only supposed to read through Chapter 25 for our meeting in two weeks, but I couldn't stop. And now that I've finished the book, I can't stop... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2009 at Open Your Notebook
It has recently come to my attention that not all readers like it when a book challenges them to learn new words. As a dedicated lover of words and one who finds it amusing to use confoundedly obscure words whenever possible, I found this shocking, disconcerting, and disheartening. But it also made me think about why writers write - and I decided on two main reasons. Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2009 at Open Your Notebook