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Alan A. Winter

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"Writing is rewriting," so said my teacher John Bowers. And I have lived by that lesson for more than 35 years. When I finished a draft of a book, it is just that, words on paper. It may be a story, it might even be a good story, but it is not writing. Writing, at least for me, takes numerous drafts until I am pleased with the finished work, that the sentences are lyrical, that the pace is perfect, and that the ending has just the right punch. That is writing.

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ISLAND BLUFFS
by Alan A. Winter

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In this emotional thriller, a couple strikes a Faustian bargain in order to have a child.
Gabe and Carly Berk have been married for six years, and that whole time they’ve been trying to conceive a baby, without success. Desperately trying every strategy, they’re now willing to grasp at any straw. For them, “euphoria could not b Read more of this blog post »
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