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Notes on “The Floatplane”

“Write what you know” is a mantra that writers hear all the time. I hate it. I don’t write autobiography, my characters aren’t paper-thin fictionalizations of people I know and if I set every story in Chicago where I’ve lived for … Continue reading

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Rum Springer by Steve Trumpeter

Originally posted on Chicago Literati:
We felt like we were living amidst a joke: so these two Amish guys walk into a bar. . . . Our conversations tapered off to confusion and silence as soon as those two walking…

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Three Chords and the Truth

I made my debut at WRITE CLUB (all caps is required, I’m told) last week for the Rock and Roll show. My bout was music vs. lyrics, and I was assigned lyrics as a topic. I’m forced to admit at … Continue reading

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I’m Super, Thanks for Asking

When did super become the world’s most popular adverb? I’ve noticed this everywhere lately. It’s the new “like, you know” in terms of popular linguistic idioms that bug me. It’s getting super irritating. Anyway… A couple weeks ago, I posted … Continue reading

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