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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