CJ Verburg’s Another Number for the Road

On my EverWriting blog, I’ve reviewed CJ Verburg’s mystery novel set in the Sixties and Eighties, Another Number for the Road, published by Boom Books this year. CJ Verburg is an accomplished playwright and director, writer and editor. She is a founding member of the Indie Publishing Group that meets in the Mechanics Institute Library […]

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To Publish or …

Not. I’ve written often about my publishing experience but not always about my reluctance to ‘go public’ with my fiction writing. I doubt this is an uncommon reluctance among creative writers, but to be reluctant for over half my lifetime might be a bit overdone, even for the least self-confident among us. As I have […]

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The House on the Hill

I have just finished the first typescript draft of Pavane for Miss Marcher: nineteen chapters, 82,223 words, 277 pages including Dedication, Acknowledgements and End Notes. The manuscript is three A5 notebooks, one of which was the salvaged leftover portion from another manuscript. With the printing the first 40 pages, the scrutiny begins. Does the story flow? Do […]

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Where to Start

I’ve kept a journal of some sort since I began writing—a very long time ago. Although I cannot remember the first story I wrote enough to recreate it, I can recall the time and place of that first effort, as well as the excitement I felt at putting on paper and in words a story of […]

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