When friends affirm you…

Last Friday morning, shortly after hitting the "publish my book" button on CreateSpace, I posted an announcement of my book on my Facebook page. All day I checked the page. To my bewilderment, only one person—George, my friend in Richmond—"liked it." To say I was disappointed is an understatement. That evening when I got home from …

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Perfection is the writer’s illusive dream

I've always thought of myself as a part-time perfectionist, one of those types who demands more of themselves than is humanly possible, yet stops short of expecting that perfection is anywhere remotely possible. Part-time, as I said. Writing, however, demands a certain amount of precision. At the same time, the latitudes given a writer to shape …

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