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Tinkerbell syndrome

I am one happy character today. My author, L, has reopened my file and taken up writing about me again. It’s been a long, long time. She had a cartload of excuses. She was teaching. She was writer-in residence for … Continue reading

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Pressure fail

My author, L, and her husband have the good fortune to own a cabin on the shore of a lake in the boreal forest. This little house, despite the never-ending maintenance, is one of their great joys. It’s also the … Continue reading

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What’s trashed is prologue

The prologue to the novel-in-progress has just been whisked away. Whoosh. I can still feel the breeze. Now it’s just me, Kate, making my dramatic entrance there on page one, and nothing to hide behind. What’s a character to do? … Continue reading

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Subject to change

My life is constantly under revision − my thoughts, actions, motivations, the words I say. The other day, someone asked my author, L, what she was working on and she said, I’m writing a novel.  You’re not writing a novel, … Continue reading

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