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Melanie Sumner Tape paper all over the walls and scribble crazily. Or skip the paper. Be bad. This keeps you from taking yourself too seriously, which is always an i…moreTape paper all over the walls and scribble crazily. Or skip the paper. Be bad. This keeps you from taking yourself too seriously, which is always an imagination-killer.(less)
Melanie Sumner It's really, really fun to write fiction. Except when it's not. Then it's really really fun again.

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How to Write a Novel

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The School of Beauty and Charm

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The Ghost of Milagro Creek

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Polite Society

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Eine Therapie für Aristoteles

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Yardsale Success

We made a small profit, compensating our labor.
We were paid to have junk hauled away.
We reduced contribution to landfills.
We have uncluttered closets and clean garage.
We were reminded of the relative value of goods sold in stores.
We practiced our math skills.
We practiced our Spanish and our various southern accents.
We practiced bartering.
We practiced our social skills with a wide range of people.
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Melanie Sumner That was a few years back, in Senegal West Africa.


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