Writing for yourself

I was reading Alice Munro’s short stories last night, and tried describing a story to a friend. ‘I know exactly what she is talking about,’ I said happily, ‘how many times have I seen this in my own house, but never, ever, would I have found those words to describe what it looks like, what […]

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Book Review: Open by Andre Agassi (and a few thoughts about writing and editing)

A few pages into Open, I decided that Agassi is a really good storyteller, but he needed more editing. I was wrong. In retrospect (I just finished the book three minutes ago), I think he had a fantastic editor (and a fantastic collaborator). Writing a book, is not easy. You can’t do it with a […]

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