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The Pain of Pruning

Some writers crank out thousands of words a day and complete their stories from start to finish with very few surprises along the way. There is editing to be done, but the first draft has everything it needs to survive. Other writers claim that their stories are told to them

Norman Has a Brilliant Idea

The red-circled date on the wall calendar caught Norman’s attention. He’d been on his way to the refrigerator to claim his morning cup of juice when he spotted the reminder. It was the 15th, bill paying day. Norman preferred to spend Saturday mornings in his bathrobe, watching reruns from the