Dear Readers: I was surprised when several members of my critique group, youngsters that they are, were unfamiliar with various things discussed in my Great Depression novel. One of them was the term “soda jerk.” During my early years in small town Minnesota, my Mom would periodically send me, my Dad, and my big brother off to the local drug … More Revival

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Dear Readers: I’m reaching the conclusion of writing and editing my first novel. Soon it will be time to dash through the pages a third time, looking for typos, inconsistencies, and weak words. Once that is done, I hope to have a half-dozen beta readers polishing their spectacles ready to start their “virgin” read.  I plan to instruct … More Our Oversharing Culture