Category Archives: Writing

Hinton’s 1967 coming-of-age novel credited teenagers with a rich interior life

The Enduring Spell of ‘The Outsiders’: S. E. Hinton’s 1967 coming-of-age novel credited teenagers with a rich interior life. Here, a tribute by Lena Dunham to the book that created young adult fiction as we know it today. Writing of … Continue reading

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The War on Apostrophe

O, the much-embattled apostrophe, whose legacy is under fire in the English language, now faces an even greater, if not farcical, fight in Kazakhstan as folks become apoplectic. Is this apocalyptic? Or merely apocryphal? “Linguists . . . protested that the president’s … Continue reading

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Larry Edwards Joins Editors Panel at Memoir Writers Event

Freelance editor Larry Edwards, of Polishing Your Prose, will join a panel of editors at an event sponsored by the San Diego Memoir Writers Association. The event, The Who, What, Why, When and How of Working with an Editor, is … Continue reading

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On Writing: The Primrose Path to Prologue

The Prologue Question: To P or not to P? Should one choose to tread the primrose path to prologue, ’tis a dalliance I wish not to rede.* As a judge for the San Diego Book Awards, I recently read about … Continue reading

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Winner, 2017 San Diego Book Awards

I am gratified to announce that I took first place in the Best Unpublished Short Story category at the San Diego Book Awards ceremony on June 10. I won with By the Light of the Moon, a story about a … Continue reading

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The Most Pernicious Problem in Punctuation Today . . .

Oops. I encountered this abomination in a motel in Bentonville, Arkansas. Lest you try to foist the blame on the Arkansas education system, Wyndham Hotel Group is headquartered in Parsippany, NJ, across the Hudson from NYC. I blame Bill Gates. … Continue reading

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New Book: Food & Provisions of the Mountain Men

What did Rocky Mountain fur trappers eat? Not tofu, nor kale wraps Food & Provisions of the Mountain Men offers glimpse of 19th century frontier diet 3rd edition expanded to 80 pages, color cover, three new chapters, 50+ illustrations SAN … Continue reading

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