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Monday, September 20, 2010

A book should end with the unexpected-Jane Yolen.

I agree with Jane.

I suggest to new writers to labor hard on your endings. So many times as a reader, I've been disappointed at the end of a book. It left me with the "blahs" For me, as a reader, I love it when the author throws me a curve from left field right at the end. The unexpected is always an exciting way to leave your reader and coming back for more of your writing.

Happy Writing,


Monday, September 6, 2010


A perfectly healthy sentence, it is true, is extremely rare. For the most part we miss the hue and fragrance of the thought; as if we could be satisfied with the dews of the morning or evening without their color, or the heavens without their azure. (Henry David Thoreau)