Monthly Archives: October 2011

Even Wallflowers Get the Blues

When I was a kid, I grew up with a variety of people in my family. The ones who kept to themselves and behaved were biologically related to me. The others, the ones who wound up in jail or had … Continue reading

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Perfectly Unsuitable for the Priesthood

In my first novel, Fragile Creatures, I include a character who seems like the perfect candidate for the priesthood. He’s smart, responsible, and will behave like a diplomat if two other people are arguing. On more than one occasion he … Continue reading

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Moral Crimes and Figurative Purgatory

This past spring, I started attending a writers’ critique circle near my home. The main reason was to get feedback from other writers on what they thought of the stories I had been writing. During each meeting, we read 3-4 … Continue reading

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