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Notes on taming the beast that is the non-fiction book proposal.

Notes on taming the beast that is the non-fiction book proposal.

Posted on Feb 25, 2013

Writing a book proposal requires a different part of your brain – not the fun part that concerns itself with creating prose as pretty as poetry. Rather, it’s all about wrangling the many parts of your book into a whole.

On pancakes and poetry.

On pancakes and poetry.

Posted on Mar 28, 2012

In my mind, this trip to Åre was closing out a chapter—and to find it ending in the same country where it began nearly four years ago, with the same exact meal, was a fitting kind of symmetry to the literary geek in me.

In praise of the spoken word.

In praise of the spoken word.

Posted on Oct 29, 2010

“A word is dead When it is said, Some say. I say it just Begins to live That day.” — Emily Dickinson I feel the way about reading my writing aloud to others as I do about musicals. I love music, I love movies (or plays), but never the twain shall meet. Similarly, I love writing […]