A. Thurman

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Aspiring author, long time reader.

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So, I went to my first writer’s conference last weekend. I could do a blow by blow of the size (small and manageable), facilities (well-appointed community college), instructors (sterling), and classes (many and varied), but I thought it better to address the immediate impact it had on my approach to…

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…

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