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Joyce Carol Oates on Writing – Advice from a Master

[Terrific interview on BuzzFeed with literary icon Joyce Carol Oates about “writing.”] “It’s been 52 years since Joyce Carol Oates published her first book, a short story collection titled By the North Gate. Since then, Oates, now 77, has written … Continue reading

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The Pain and Perils of Revision

I just “finished” a book I’d been working on for nearly a year. Every writer will understand why I put the word finished in quotes, because, truly, it is never really finished until it is published, is it? The manuscript … Continue reading

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Best American Novels? from The American Scholar

[Something to argue about.] One Hundred Best American Novels, 1770 to 1985 (a Draft) A reading enthusiast’s list By David Handlin Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on reddit Share on email About a year ago I put an … Continue reading

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Free Books! Not Many, But Good Ones

[Also posted as separate page on the blog] Review Copies Each month I’ve informally off the record given away review copies of my books, usually three to five a month, to my followers with the understanding these eager readers will … Continue reading

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Just Have to Share

Readers of this blog know I’m opinionated, have high writing standards (for myself at least and in what I read). So it is particularly gratifying when an astute reader of one of my works takes the time to write a … Continue reading

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The Scoop, The Dish – “Twilight’s Indian Princess”

FREE BOOK PROMOTION FOR THIS TITLE JULY 1 – 5 Amazon link http://www.amazon.com/Twilights-Indian-Princess-Margaret-Langstaff-ebook/dp/B00L9Q1TC2/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1403836553&sr=1-1&keywords=twilights+indian+princess _______________ About the Book Briefly, it’s Literary with a Southern flavor. It has a lovable daft heroine who can’t get out of her own way. She is … Continue reading

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“Twilight’s Indian Princess” – a new story

Sarah Sloan McCorkle of Piney Point, TN is a smart, hard-working schoolteacher, a good wife and great mother, who “married down”—according to her Southern aristocrat mother. Way down. One day she finds herself at the end of her rope, exhausted, … Continue reading

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