Hauntings: learning about the novel

(a novel post) "His skin is lilac beneath grey shadows. His eyes are dark and wide to drink the low light. Come closer. See the slim limbs, the strange skin. He sits unmoving in the hardwood chair in the dusty attic room. This boy has grown roots, become a nest of stems and branches, a living, breathing tree, alone in the dreaming night. Here is a tale worth believing." And the starting point for my current work in progress...

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Judging books by their covers

We all do it, don't we? I know I do. Especially if I don't know the author well, or at all. And, if the cover attracts me, I'm far more likely to click through and consider reading, or buying, or at least adding to a list. We're all visual animals. Which may explain why 97.3% …

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