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The language about slang and racy content is often strange, or at least curious. It is as if embarrassment makes it hard to describe rough language. “Graphic language” means intensely realistic, off-color, coarse, crude. “Tasteless language” (actually meaning “salty language in bad taste” or...
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“These are holy moments, a sacred communion,” Junot Diaz said as he began his November 11, 2012 talk at Lighthouse Writers* in Denver.  He was referring to the brief time he was about to spend with dozens of people crowded into the lower-level grotto of this historic Denver brownstone. ...
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If you don’t know who Junot Díaz is, you should.  His writing stands out as startlingly original in a world that often feels crammed with literary replication.  He is the author of Drown; he won the Pulitzer Prize for The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao; and he is the author of the newly...
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"That's the nature of fiction:  despite all our lofty claims of universality, no piece of art is for everyone—which is why we have so much art, so that everyone has a chance of finding something that moves them."  -Junot Diaz This week was filled with reading, submitting, researching and...
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I love this Wall St. Journal article about writers sharing their processes. Maybe it’s the onset of fall, the recent time change, or the fact that Mercury was in retrograde for a while — but I’ve found that this article has really resonated with fellow writers, not only for the insider’s view into...
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Author’s Book Recommendation – The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao Title: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Author:  Junot Diaz Paperback: 352 pages Publisher: Faber and Faber (5 Feb 2009) Language English ISBN-10: 0571239730 ISBN-13: 978-0571239733 Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.6 x 2.4 cm...
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Normally I maintain strict control over the content of The Daily Sam, because, well, I have standards. However, today is the on-sale date for my new book, and I thought it would be ethical to have someone else write the review. Samantha Dreadnought is one of the most renowned—and feared—book...
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(February 17, 2009) Co-founding Narrative editor Tom Jenks talks to Judy Darley at essentialwriters.com about opening the mail, enlarging our view of ourselves and the world, and the wisdom found in eating oysters with friends.  To read the interview, go HERE.
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I just finished reading two books, in which the authors, very different stylists, both avoided the repetitive usage of the verbs “to be” and “to have” as well as other overdone usages of sentence structure and sentence subjects. They dazzled. One, Annie Dillard’s triumphant latest novel The...
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I finished The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz this morning, which won the Pulitzer Prize this year.  Diaz created a dangerous and interesting world around a pitful but inspiriing character, Oscar Wao.  This novel is about the nerdy and awkward expedition of Oscar's life, and his...