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any screen shots out there?

Hi there, My posts and drafts were lost via a GoDaddy migration problem. The missing posts happened after July 1,2021. I’m would especially like a longer column Voice is Identity. I’ve lost hours of work. If anyone has links or copies of any posts could you please contact me via email at jessicapagemorrell at gmail […]

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July

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where does fiction come from?

I think fiction comes from everything you’ve done,  and said, and dreamed, and imagined. It comes from everything you’ve read and haven’t read… I think my work comes out of the culture of the world around me.  I think that’s where my language comes from.~ Don Delillo

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Congratulations to Pulitzer winners

  Where would we be without dogged journalists and writers who uncover difficult truths, facts, and problems that need solving? Who help protect our fragile democracy. Who work towards accountability and justice. My profound congratulations to all the Pulitzer Prize winners, including Darnella Frazier for her Special Citation for courageously filming George Floyd’s murder. Her […]

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The best fiction touches us

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William Stafford

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June

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Need practical techniques for editing your own work? Still time to register for Secrets of the Dark Arts April 10

In case you missed my workshop, Secrets of the Dark Arts last fall, I’m teaching it this Saturday, April 10 at 1 p.m. Pacific Time. It’s part of the Mystery Writers of America Conference, Northwest Chapter. Here’s the link for more information on registering. Secrets of the Dark Arts: Revising, Rethinking, Rewriting Revision is a […]

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April

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The deepest satisfaction of fiction comes from the encounter between the reader’s imagination and the writer’s creation. It is a fluid, delicate and personal relationship that occurs in an evanescent space.  ~ Janna Malamud Smith

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