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February Flash Fiction Month: The Profession of Faith in Future Tense

Vigil Mass of St John the Baptist’s Nativity (Photo credit: Lawrence OP) Here is the second flash fiction story I wrote for my book of short stories, Destined for Greatness and Other Stories. I thought this would be appropriate for … Continue reading

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Eighteen Months of Good Books

Although it has not been exactly a year since I put out my first book, Fragile Creatures, it feels almost as though it is. Since I put out that first book, I’ve put out a second book, Destined for Greatness … Continue reading

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On Releasing That Next Novel Into the Wild

Last year was the year I returned to writing fiction. Before that, the last time I wrote any stories was in the 80s, before college. I can’t remember any of the stories I wrote in my youth, except for the … Continue reading

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Correctly Naming the Problem

Sometimes it’s difficult to speak honestly about one’s challenges. Recently, I attended a conference at school with one of my child’s teachers. She said that said child is doing very well academically. Assignments are handed in on time and usually … Continue reading

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Spending Quality Time With Those Troublesome Characters

Recently I have had a problem as I continue to write my first draft a novel I hope to put out in late Spring of 2012. Currently I am on page 220 or so, and I would say I probably … 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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