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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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Vancouver then and now

In the novel where I live and breathe and spend my days, I’m on a quest. I undertake this quest in Vancouver in the summer of 1998. There’s a strong resemblance between this quest of mine and a parallel project … Continue reading

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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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