A. Thurman

About me

Aspiring author, long time reader.

From my website

new year’s resolutions

About time, considering I’m halfway through February! Not much to report since fall: still shoveling sand into the sandbox that is my work in progress, still doing research on an as needed basis. I hope to have a first draft done by the end of the year. I’m attending two…

shit got real

Last month I read a selection from the novel in progress to an audience. Understand: it was not my first time public speaking (much as I avoid it) or a large crowd (mostly friends/family of my critique group). Even so, those 4 minutes felt seismic. Suddenly this “writing a book” thing became vividly…

plot vs. fact

History does not fit into a tidy 3 act story structure. Or 7 part or 9 part, for that matter. In lieu of writing tons of irrelevant junk I’ve been trying my hand at the dreaded outline, and it’s not going well. Indeed, I would say it’s the hardest and…

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