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The Novel Begins 3

2             My name is Joseph Tooley, and it was my father Jacob that went missing nine years ago out here in these very woods. No trace has ever been found of him in all that time. And believe me … Continue reading

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The Novel Begins Part 2

On this side of Jacobs Pass, so called for the old-timer Jacob Tooley who went missing in these woods some time ago, I wake up every morning in my cabin some six miles out of town, a good distance to … Continue reading

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Word Of The Every Other Day

Mollify [mol–uh-fahy]  verb (used with object), mollified, mollifying. Definitions for mollify to soften in feeling or temper, as a person; pacify; appease. to mitigate or reduce; soften: to mollify one’s demands. Citations for mollify …my mother would be dragged from … Continue reading

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The Novel Begins

Prologue             The splintering bark showered him as the shot exploded into the tree a mere foot from his head. “You can’t hide. I know every corner of this forest, and it will be your burying ground.” Cresting the hill, … Continue reading

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The Great Wall of Nothingness

                               Hello to all out there in wonderland—it’s been a while, four or five weeks. Ok, since exactly May 20th, one can’t forget a day such as that. I’ll try my best to explain. On that seemingly normal morning, … Continue reading

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A Title That Will…

We’ve all heard the phrase ‘Don’t Judge a Book By Its Cover’ yet I think we all do this to varying degrees. Now, it doesn’t necessarily mean we judge the books cover design or picture, sometimes we simply judge books … Continue reading

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That Pesky Shift in Tense

    Does it drive you crazy when you go back and reread your prose only to find you have been switching tenses from past to present and back again? This is a constant annoyance for me because, for some reason, … Continue reading

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