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Halo-halo Especial

The main characters in the novel I’m writing are a husband and wife. I’ve set the scene for them in lots of different places. They talk and fight in the car and at the beach. They talk and laugh and … Continue reading

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Becoming a Writer: My Long and Curving Road

  Here’s a smart plan: Get a teaching certificate. I ask you: Who in her right mind would choose to work for years writing a novel that might never earn a single penny? Not I. Nope. Back in the days … Continue reading

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No Room at the Inn

Perfect vacation (for a writer) When vacation plans fall apart, a writer can always console himself with the possibility of turning his problems into material for the next poem or novel or essay. But when our family set sail for … Continue reading

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