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Paul Harding, author of the Pulitzer Prize winning novel, Tinkers, gives the following sound advice to writers: "Write as precisely and as lucidly and as richly as you can about what you find truly mysterious and irreducible about human experience, and not obscurely about what will prove to be...
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  I use lists all the time. To do lists, partly for the immense satisfaction of crossing something out, grocery lists, and mental lists of what’s packed in the diaper bag, what’s in my bag before I step out the front door. So why not use lists in your writing? Paul Harding uses a list to great...
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    When you mention the second person, everyone rings out, almost in unison, Bright Lights Big City, by Jay McInery. Yes, the entire novel is written in second person to draw the reader in, even if she is kicking and screaming not to be in the big city, roaming the streets at some awful hour...