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  1. 100,000 Words of Awful


    March 7, 2013 by kristin

    I read somewhere years ago that every writer has to purge at least the first 100,000 words before she can get to the good writing of which she’s capable. That every good novelist has at least one really bad novel tucked away in a drawer or hard drive somewhere.

    (Maybe it was Sol Stein in Stein on Writing who said that? If it wasn’t, he said plenty of other smart things, and I highly recommend his book.)

    My really-bad-novel was a thinly disguised coming-of-age memoir, and a rambling mess with no proper plot.

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Historical fiction writer and reader. Procrastinator. Sewist. Ally. Fan of red lipstick, rock 'n' roll, and everything vintage.

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The Boy in the Red Dress

A 1930s Veronica Mars must save her drag queen BFF and her aunt's speakeasy from pesky cops and a petulant mobster in seedy Prohibition-era New Orleans.


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