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In the beginning…

The best selling book of all time starts with those words. It’s as familiar and enticing as “Once upon a time…” inviting you to enter another life, another time and place. Call me Ishmael. It was the best of times, … Continue reading

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Editors do more than correct grammar

The other night I watched the 1947 movie The Ghost and Mrs. Muir starring Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison (See the trailer or watch the entire movie online free). Mrs. Muir, a young widow in unexpectedly dire financial straits, consents … Continue reading

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Flashbacks: better in fiction than in life

Do you know the three conditions necessary for an effective flashback? Continue reading

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