Monthly Archives: January 2012

From the Beginning: Writing a Novel (Part 2)

If you read my post about writing a novel last week , you’ll notice that the title of this entry is different.  That’s because I suck at naming things.  I don’t have a title for the book I’m writing, I don’t … Continue reading

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Going to a concert

Tonight kicks off the 35th Annual Ann Arbor Folk Festival, and I am happy and excited to say that I’ll be attending tomorrow night’s sold out show featuring Emmylou Harris, Nanci Griffith, and Glen Campbell, along with Joe Henry, Sarah … Continue reading

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A Beginner’s Tale: Writing a Novel (Part 1)

Back in November I participated in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), and “won” by writing a little over 50K words in the month.  That was pretty exciting, and I had a lot of fun doing it, but those 50K words … Continue reading

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Books I Liked in 2011–Science Fiction and Fantasy

I’m a newcomer to reading Science Fiction and Fantasy.  For reasons I can’t explain, I spent most of my life thinking I didn’t like SF/F.  Then, some years ago, I had an epiphany.  I did like SF/F, or at least … Continue reading

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Books I Loved in 2011–Mysteries

Last week I wrote about how all of the “Best Books of 2011” lists depressed me because they reminded me that I can never read all the books I want to read.  Of course, that’s not going to stop me … Continue reading

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Books Books Books (and more Books)

Like most book lovers, for the past few weeks I’ve been reading lots of  “Best Books of 2011” lists. I couldn’t stop myself, even though reading them made me sad.  Oh, they excited me, too, and sometimes enraged me, but mostly I just … Continue reading

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2012

Twenty-something years ago I made a New Year’s resolution to never again make a New Year’s resolution.  Since this is the only resolution I’ve ever kept, I don’t want to ruin it by making resolutions for 2012.  But I do … Continue reading

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