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The Bookstore at the End of the World

On Thursday evening we were in Grand Marais, MN, about an hour and a half south of Thunder Bay – just went for dinner and a bit of a walk. It’s your typical seaside town: pebble beach, boats waking in … Continue reading

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Day 72 – The Great Gatsby

Okay, heard today that they’re making another Hollywood movie of The Great Gatsby with Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role. Mixed feelings about this – someone out there asked the question, do we really need another Gatsby movie?

As far as I’m concerned, there’s always room for one more. I’ve seen three different versions, and I haven’t been a big fan of any of them (yes, including the Robert Redford one. And yes, I’m aware of the heresy.) I don’t think they captured the true essence of the book – you watch the Redford version today, and it looks more 70s than it does 20s… Continue reading

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Day 4 – The Apartment Song

Tom Petty - The Apartment SongAnother bit of a struggle today, though again not affecting my output. Developed a bit more of the main character while the “second” main character spent most of the time sitting on a couch in an apartment, where today’s scene took place.

I’ve been concentrating on ensuring there is plenty of dialogue — that’s one of the main points that Miriam Toews mentioned in her workshop. Too much narrative, not enough dialogue kills a story. However I’m suspecting that I am leaving out too much information by not narrating enough… Continue reading

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