Tag Archives: Aaron Sorkin

The Teacup Paradigm


Alfred J. Prufrock measured out his life in coffee spoons. I measure my day’s work by cups of tea. Continue reading

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A Whole ‘Nother’ Thing


For the writer, words are instruments of pleasure and pain. The right word can break hearts while the wrong words can cause howls of derision. It behooves us to get them right. There is no such thing as the almost-right … Continue reading

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Can we Talk?


It’s been a manic few days since my book was released on the 24th. I’ve been inundated with texts, tweets and calls not to mention some fabulous reviews.  Thanks to everyone concerned. But today I’m not talking about my book. … Continue reading

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Why Exposition Gets a Bad Rap


You’ve heard it a million times: show don’t tell. What does that mean? Is it true? And does that mean you should never use exposition? Sometimes – sorry, O great literary oracle – but sometimes you have to ignore perceived … Continue reading

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LIES SOME WRITERS TOLD ME


One of the things I’ve noticed since I’ve started in participating in NaNoWriMo is the obsession people have with word count. A recent article on the site discussed ways to inflate your numbers: give your character a stutter so words … Continue reading

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