Writing About War: Review

While watching a retrospective on the American film maker, Ken Burns, the commentator announced that Burns was soon to release a new documentary about the Vietnam War. After seeing a short heartbreaking clip, I thought about the 50,000+ American soldiers (many of them drafted) who lost their lives in a foreign war the U.S. inherited […]

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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 of the first 40 pages, the scrutiny begins. Does the story flow? […]

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