Monthly Archives: November 2011

I learned everything I know about critting from this guy

My wife’s put up a couple good posts on being part of a critique group and how to give and take crits this week that seem to be generating some good conversation, so I thought I’d share a snippet of … Continue reading

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On symbolism and author intent

The other day a friend asked what I thought of the way English teachers are always going on and on about symbolism. The whale symbolizes this; the letter symbolizes that; the snowman symbolizes this other thing. They’re just reading all … Continue reading

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Not As Many Hallows About, This Last Eve

Looks like I’ve survived another Halloween. This was a quiet one compared to previous years. Maybe because it rained all day (though it was clear at night), or maybe because it fell on a Monday. Whatever the cause, though I … Continue reading

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