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A Prayer for the Blank Page

by Jim Denney “Almighty God, bestow upon us the meaning of words, the light of understanding, the nobility of diction, and the faith of the true nature. And grant that what we believe, we may also speak.” —Hilary of Poitiers (A.D. … Continue reading

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Fiction is a Different Kind of Truth

by Jim Denney “All good books have one thing in common — they are truer than if they had really happened.” —Ernest Hemingway I’m a fan of Lawrence Block and Stephen King, but there’s something these two fine writers have … Continue reading

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Writing is Finger-Painting with Words

by Jim Denney A few years ago, I taught a workshop at a writer’s conference. After one session, a young woman came up to me and said, “My problem is that I never finish anything. I’m so afraid that someone … Continue reading

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