Writing that first novel: the way to hunt
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Writing that first novel: the way to hunt

By Ellen McQueen

Writing is hunting. The hunt for the right verbs, the right metaphors, the right dialogue. Continue reading

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On the selfishness of adventure
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On the selfishness of adventure

To experience other cultures and try to learn something from global humanity, to witness the world’s natural wonders in all of their terror and beauty and majesty — this is selfish, if only because our tiny “self” is our main frame of reference for realizing how incredibly big this world is. Continue reading