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Prose on Paragraphs

I just finished Francine Prose’s chapter on paragraphs in her book¬†Reading Like a Writer¬†and have to say I don’t entirely agree with her–particularly later in the chapter. Prose seems to prefer long paragraphs–though, fortunately, her examples were of moderate size. … Continue reading

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Read Often, Read Slow

“The first step is to become a slow reader.” Great advice. Slow down and savor, not just to learn to write elegant prose, but to present vivid settings, realistic characters, gripping emotion. After a while, once you’ve read the how-to … Continue reading

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Tosca Lee’s Masterpiece

Every time I write a review of a book I think is exceptional, I tend to gush. So now I’ve found one that truly is stunning, that others pale beside, and I’m virtually at a loss for words. Don’t let … Continue reading

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