Monthly Archives: February 2009

Wading in the Shallows

One of the most common suggestions received during conference critiques is to change the point where our stories start. Often we’re told to drop the first few paragraphs, pages, or even the first chapter and start from there. It seems … Continue reading

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The Great Call of China

Finally it’s the Red letter day! The release of The Great Call of China by  Cynthea Liu!   The red letter for today is a big RED C! Now I know normally a big red C on anything is not … Continue reading

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Piano-forte, soft-loud

  Years ago when I took piano lessons I learned the original name for the instrument, piano-forte or soft-loud. It was given that name because of its dynamic range. Unlike the harpsichord, notes could be played louder or softer by … Continue reading

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