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Back Story Does Not Go in the Front

If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, … Continue reading

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Changing the author’s point of view so we have the spirited hero we need.

  It’s asking a lot.  A writing teacher –someone like me –casually says: “That version of your past, the one you’ve been carrying around all your life?  Doesn’t work for a reader. Too victim-y. just change your whole point of … Continue reading

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