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Two things rocked the publishing world in the last week–the Pulitzer fiction snub and the justice department’s lawsuit against Apple and five major New York houses. I haven’t read any of the finalist novels, so I can’t comment on the Pulitzer board’s decision not to award any of them with the prize, but even though . . . 

First there was fiction. Then there was fact.

I was watching bits and pieces of 2001: A Space Odyssey the other day, which is the only way I’ve ever seen that movie, and was surprised to see iPads featured in the film. iPads in 1968! Would today’s teens even blink watching that? Or would they just laugh at how many buttons were on . . . 

Calling Minnesota writers…

Every so often something happens to make me remember how lucky I am to be an artist living in Minnesota. The latest reminder? The Minnesota Emerging Writer’s Grant, now open for 2012 applications. Maybe every state offers almost $40K a year for writers to find the time and resources to accomplish their goals, but after . . . 

If I could only get my hands on my middle school English teacher…

…I’d sit her down for a nice long chat about how she set me up for twenty years of bad grammatical habits. Today’s gripe? The double space after a sentence. I clearly remember the number of times she drilled this practice into us, writing example sentences on the chalkboard (chalkboard! yes, I’m that old) with . . . 

Back to the Page

After taking a few months off from my current project, I’m finally able to get back to this novel.  It’s exciting and a bit intimidating at the same time.  Exciting because writing is what makes me happy, especially when an entirely new world is opening up in front of me.  Intimidating because two months is . . .