Anxiety Dreams of the Terminally Nerdy

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I have a new friend who has a PR background. She has been helping me some with Damselfly Inn in the real world. She recently reiterated something I know, but need to hear frequently, because it doesn’t stick: The worst thing that can happen is they say no. So, they …

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Fall in Love with Thornton: Creative Geography and Catmint Gap

Though Joss Fuller is a child of the valley west of Thornton College, for the duration of Damselfly Inn, he makes his home in a cabin in nearby Catmint Gap. During some recent research on the Middlebury College Bread Loaf School of English in Ripton, I discovered this lovely video …

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How to Write A Novel In Eighteen Steps

Draft 50,000 words in two mad months. Convince self you are literary giant. Lose focus, shelve draft for three years. Discover the entire secondary plot is crap. Scrap it. Rewrite over 18 months. 65,000 words of plausible nonsense. Discover the entire new secondary plot is crap. Scrap it. Rewrite over …

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