Recommended Reading List: January 2020

Well, my evil plan against myself worked. I’ve been behind putting my Recommended Reading List together for January (and February). Many of you have asked for it anyway. So I schedule it ahead of time, and usually keep track of that. This month, it went live with what I had, not with what I’ve read. What’s missing from the list…and there’s a lot, as you […]

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The Business Rusch: Generational Divide

When I was taking classes in the craft of fiction, everyone—from established professional writers to English professors—recommended that a writer never ever say that a character looked like a famous actor. No “he resembled a young Orson Welles” or “she dressed like Claudette Colbert.” Not only was it lazy writing—the Gurus said—but, more importantly, there was no way for your reader to know exactly what […]

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Recommended Reading: February 2011

I got a lot of reading done in February, and I’m not sure how.  I was writing every minute I could and I also co-taught a workshop with Dean, Denise Little, and John Helfers.  Did lots of reading there, but you won’t see those stories until they hit print.  Very good stories they were too. What amazes me is how much I read and discarded […]

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