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Writer vs. Reader

I've been thinking about reading in terms of the writer reading vs. the reader reading. I believe writers reading stories interpret the plot, characters, and overall arch of a book differently than readers do. While some readers are very savvy about plot structure, character development, etc., especially if they belong to a book club that… Continue reading Writer vs. Reader

audience, publications, Writing

Ugly Stepchildren and You—

Last year, a nonfiction piece of mine received honorable mention in a fairly, large writing contest, The Kay Snow Writing Contest of the Willamette Writer’s Association. Having my picture on stage in front of Chelsea Cain and Phillip Margolin and a pretty, gold-embossed certificate to take home pleased me greatly. However, the story was not… Continue reading Ugly Stepchildren and You—