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Seven basic plots?

I suppose you’ve heard there are only seven basic plots in all of literature. Or three, or twenty, or thirty-six. Possibly only one. It depends on whose taxonomy you read. In the real world of novels, of course, things are … Continue reading

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Excuses, excuses

Sorry, can’t stop to talk today. In the novel where I live and breathe and mess things up, things have taken a bad turn, and it’s my fault. My sister Pen may never forgive me. I’m not sure I would, … Continue reading

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How to sail a canoe

I’m considering changing the name of this site. Maybe something like “Metaphors from the life of my author, L, and how they relate to my own story.” Too lengthy? Take sailing, for instance. Say you have three women, two in … Continue reading

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