Category Archives: Fiction

Kate’s rules for writing

A few years ago, the Guardian celebrated Elmore Leonard’s famous rules for writing fiction by soliciting further rules by other well-knowns – people like Athill, Enright, Ford, Gaiman, Kennedy, on and on. From time to time my author, L, will lead … Continue reading

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The Vanderbilt longlist and the long and the short of word limits

Competition word limits — I can tell you firsthand they have an effect on a fictional character. As to whether that effect is good or bad, let’s just say there’s room for argument. A few months ago I wrote here … Continue reading

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Leona’s next big thing

The Next Big Thing is a set of interview questions making its way across the literary netscape in chain-letter fashion. In an earlier post, I mentioned that my author would answer the nine questions here at Always Under Revision. Here … Continue reading

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I’m free!

Here is news to lighten a winter day: For a limited time, my author L is making the Kindle version of her first book, Sightlines, available absolutely free. You can download it anytime Friday, March 8, through Sunday, March 10. … Continue reading

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