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The Great Pretenders

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The Memoir Club

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A Crash Course in Revision

With a deadline upcoming (January 31st 2023) for Red Wheelbarrow Writers next anthology, many of my friends are furiously trimming material to fit into the 3000 word limit for prose. To help I’d like to offer here a sort of Crash Course in Strenuous Revision. As a general rule, I have always found that it’s far easier to cut whole chunks of info, swaths of information, whole paragraphs, and then,

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“There are no real Californians. There are only people who live there and people who don't.”
Laura Kalpakian, Steps and Exes

“When you bite into a chocolate truffle, you don't want to find oat bran.”
Laura Kalpakian, Educating Waverley

“She spoke with the usual cadences of the young: sentences curling upward at the end, all statements fading into a smoky, implied question mark, as though nothing could be said with any reasonable certainty.”
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“Women want love to be a novel. Men, a short story.”
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We read and discuss poetry from Homer to Frost. We are mostly interested in English and American poetry from Shakespeare to T.S. Eliot and Robert Fros ...more



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