Memories from the Blog

Only two more small things left with Vol. 1 of the Invictus writers before we begin anew next Monday. The second will come later this week, but tonight Ms. Kelly Shea sent along the behind-the-scenes book, a compilation of the posts arranged thematically to tell the story of our young writers’ journey. This is a… Read more »

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On Letting Go

“It’s not my best, just my first.” It’s the phrase I’ve been repeating as I promote the book and my first long-form piece. I’ve had a hard time letting go. For weeks, I passed my story back and forth with the book’s associate editor, Dave Ake. Words were added, ideas were scrapped, entire scenes and… Read more »

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And Just Like That…

The day I emailed Osborne/McGraw-Hill the final copy of Dungeons and Dreamers, the book my writing partner John Borland and I wrote in 2003, I burst into tears. I remember everything about that moment. I wandered out of my room, down the hallway, and into the kitchen where my friend Dana was painting. I didn’t… Read more »

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A Project Uprooted

Being a copy editor means you’re with the project until the bitter end. As we put the finishing touches on “If I Leave Here Tomorrow,” though, there were no longer any meetings or blueberry pancakes. I was in North Carolina; Kelly was designing in Michigan; David was leading the project from Washington, D.C.; and Brad… Read more »

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