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Tell, Don’t Show: A New Trend in Fiction?

I must be hopelessly behind the times. The last few books I’ve read do not adhere to conventions I thought were appropriate to writing fiction. I am still a member of the “show don’t tell” school of writing, but apparently there is a movement afoot to change that to “tell don’t show.” Continue reading

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My Book, The Clay Remembers, and Similar Books

Many of you know that my novel, The Clay Remembers, is fast approaching completion. I’m excited about having got it to this point—ready for an archaeologist to fact-check my descriptions of the work after which I’ll pass it along to … Continue reading

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This is Not My Southern Arizona

Midnight Cactus, by Bella Pollen, is supposedly set in the Sonoran Desert near Tucson, Arizona, and the Mexican border. This review points out the numerous discrepancies between her imagined desert setting and the real thing. Continue reading

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