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Tag Archives: John Steinbeck

Scene-Building: Beginnings

Scenes are the core building blocks of my fiction writing style. I don’t think in chapters at all anymore, except as a big-picture timeline of the story. It is the … Continue reading

August 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

My Journey with Steinbeck Continues…

I’ve taken a summer lover! After reading East of Eden and the journal he kept while writing Eden, it appears I’m embarking on a summer affair with John Steinbeck. Next … Continue reading

May 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

What I learned from Steinbeck

I always marvel at the speed with which writers seem to churn out books these days. Of course, most of these are self-published, so the only obstacles are those you … Continue reading

May 2, 2015 · 1 Comment