12 Little Musings on the new “Little Women”

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Last night, at 7:55 p.m., my 13-year-old daughter burst into the house from spending most of the day at her grandma's for Mother's Day (I was still recovering from some unholy stomach bug). She was all enthused about some show that had just dropped on Netflix, that we should watch … [Read more...]

Premise Crush: 11 Fall Books that Hooked Me at Hello

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Ahh, there's nothing like a tantalizing book premise, is there? I spent four years after college as a "marketing writer" at a publishing house, where I learned to write "blurbs"--you know, the enticing stuff on the back of the book. Ever since, I've been a fan of good hooks, those premises that … [Read more...]