NEWS, OPINIONS, AND VIEWS

Finally finished that final, final, final draft

I am sick of reading my novel. I still love the story I wrote, and I think readers will, too. But when you’ve written 70,000 words, rewritten those words, rewritten those words again, line edited those words, and copy edited those words […]

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Review: ‘Sharp Objects’ Episode 2, ‘Dirt’

*** WARNING, SPOILERS BELOW *** HBO’s limited series, “Sharp Objects,” is starting to drift a bit farther away from the novel. Whether or not that’s a bad thing (to those who read Gillian Flynn’s debut work) will be in the eyes of […]

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BREAKING: Your friend signed a publishing deal!

Writing a novel is difficult. I don’t say that to brag on myself, just stating a generally agreed-upon fact. Stringing together nearly 73,000 words (which is actually not a lot for adult fiction) in a way that has the potential to entertain […]

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Review: ‘Sharp Objects’ Episode 1, ‘Vanish’

*WARNING, SPOILERS BELOW* Having read and thoroughly enjoyed Gillian Flynn’s debut novel, “Sharp Objects,” I was hoping HBO would make up for its “Fahrenheit 451” debacle. After all, the channel known for its great original content had one thing going for it […]

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