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  • If there were a genuinely good and genuinely short answer to this very good question, I would be out of a job. The grossly overgeneralized short answer to this, thoug...
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    MISTAKEN It was almost closing time when struggling to get my card out of my wallet, I walked in. The attendant looked deeply into my eyes with concern and asked, “Wh...
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    Deconstructing Dark Romance, (Exploring the darker side of human nature in fiction) What is dark romance? That was a question I was asked recently. For me as a...

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  • I do Pilates regularly--have done so for years. When I'm exercising, I'm very aware of...he desk on top of a thesaurus and my mouse is in the drawer on top of Fowler's Modern English Usage. I've had to...
  • I struggle to differentiate between 'pitch' and 'blurb'. The one tends to segue seamlessly into the other. So am digesting this carefully.Thanks.  
  • My first book, a memoir, had a clear purpose from the beginning: Educate ordinary Americans -- in an engaging, novel-like, but totally true and often devastating way -...