Never let the truth get in the way of a good story. – Mark Twain

My writing is evolving into a novella-in-flash — stay tuned as it develops.

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Flash Book Review

Reading Unlocking the Novella-In-Flash by Michael Loveday. Just what I need, it will rescue my novel.

Writing standalone fiction in under 1,000 words that, together with other standalone flash pieces, becomes a coherent novella is the most challenging and exciting creative project I’ve undertaken outside of software.

Ben Lerner

I read Ben Lerner’s The Topeka School on audible, and loved it but knew I had missed too much. So now I’m reading it in print (well, digital print). It is a beautiful book and his mastery of the craft of writing is stunning.

I liked it so much that I immediately read 10:04 This is a novel clearly written by a poet. It is short, lyrical, and elegiac.

You can find both in my tiny bookshop.

Book Review in a ‘graph. The Passenger

4 /5 Stars

Cormac McCarthy is one of our great writers, no doubt. The Road was a masterpiece. This one is very good, but not, in my eyes, amazing (which is what it takes for me to give 5 stars). He has an incredible ear for dialog, and I’m very much looking forward to the second book in this series.

Maybe I missed it, but he sets up a mystery (or a couple) and never resolves them. Again, might be in the second book.

Other books I’ve written

I have close to two dozen published books about computer programming. You can find them here or https://jliberty.me/TechBooks

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Going to the Muse

The Muse and the Market Place is arguably the best conference for writers on the east coast. I’m blasted to say that I got a scholarship based on my writing and application.

If you are a writer, I highly recommend reading about this event. It will be hybrid this year, and I’ll be attending by Zoom.

See you there!

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