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  • I definitely know what you mean when you say the world crea...a sticking point, that's when I'll go into research mode. I've found it useful to use...the India-Pakistan conflict over Kashmir as a rough model, and have each country claim...
  • First, congrats on the book! Second, forget about seamless and graceful--any way you can make it happen is good. Now that my kids are 9 & 12, it's easier, and I've...
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  • Cindy I went for a walk and realized I don't really understand what you mean by "the map is not the territory." Sorry to be thick but if you would explain a bit more...thank you!
  • Excellent post -- and great quiz questions to make your point! These are some tricky dance steps we have to learn. I would bet that most writers hate the self-promotio...
  • Judith, I don't remember my previous comment, sorry to say, but Here is what I can say: writing in my mother tongue is deep, but mined territory. The Teutonic perfecti...