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Novels About Novelists

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 06.24.2016 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

I can't resist a good infidelity story. I can rarely refuse the intricacies of inter-racial love (Meeting of the Waters by Kim Mclarin,) or a memoir about substance abuse (Drinking: A Love Story by Caroline Knapp.

Are Writers Badgering Readers?

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 06.15.2013 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

When I cringe at another's (or my own) urges towards me-me-me, I try to remember to allocate a bit of kindness towards writers (like me) trying to dance as fast as we can.

Dodging the Yada Yada Yada in Novels

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 10.06.2012 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

Some of these books were incredibly well written -- others, less so. I looked for commonality in the pile of books, unconnected by genre or subject: why did I remember the characters, the plot, the settings, so well?