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Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

“Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet. 1977, May 3, six thirty in the morning, no one knows anything, but this innocuous fact: Lydia is late for breakfast.”


"It was a dark and stormy night": on openers

Howdy, peeps!

So a couple of folks expressed interest in how to write an effective opener for a novel.

To which I say, “good luck.” 2,693 more words


By Jove, I Think I've Got It!

It only took, in the end, five tries and six sessions to write the first sex scene I expect to publish.

I got it from an original ridiculous 5,ooo words to a practical 1869…enough detail to be interesting, not so much as to be tedious. 399 more words


Opening Line: Providence -2.5 vs Dayton 3/20/15

Providence and Dayton will meet in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament in Columbus on Friday. The Friars are the 6 seed while the Flyers are the 11 seed. 99 more words


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There is something magical about opening an unread book. As I hunker down with my most recent loot from the library, I have a zillion thoughts swirling through my head:  Will I like this, or am I wasting my time, will it transform my life or make my commute more boring, is it the classic that everyone says it is, maybe I will not understand it all. 265 more words

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We are delighted that Bill Carito let us use one of his fabulous photographs that he took in Key West. Bill took this using his iPhone. 245 more words

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Opening Line: Providence +8 vs Villanova 3/13/15

Providence and Villanova will meet in the Big East Tournament semifinals after dispatching their quarterfinal opponents by convincing margins. Villanova’s 35 point trouncing of Marquette was more impressive than the Friars’ 17 point win against St. 83 more words