Archive for November, 2011

The Writing Rookie Season 2, #4: Yes, I’m a Stalker — Er, Writer

Monday, November 28th, 2011

This post is cross-posted at A Motley Vision. For the complete list of columns in this series, click here.

A couple of months ago — shortly after my oldest son got back from his mission — I hijacked him for a day to go driving with me in the northeastern suburbs of St. Paul, about 45 minutes from where I live. He, unwary soul, neglected to ask the purpose of our expedition prior to departure. When eventually he did discover the purpose — to check out a neighborhood and high school that I’ve adopted as the model for the set of novels I’m working on at present — much eye-rolling was evidenced. (Note my clever use of the passive voice to clue the reader in to just how clever I am. For, um, using the passive voice. Yeah.)

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