A Writer’s Work . . . Is Never Done

- by Patricia McLinn

As a kid still aspiring to double digits, I asked Mom if I could have a clubhouse with my friends in our backyard. If we could fund it ourselves and get it built then, yes, she said, it could be in our backyard. Mom never thought we’d do it. Nobody thought we’d do it. We […]

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A Call to Protect Copyright’s Answered

- by Patricia McLinn

You know how some stories change in mid-stream? Well, this is one of those. I started writing this blog saying that it was a work in progress. That I was “telling you upfront that there’s no ending – happy or otherwise – to this tale. Not yet.” I was wrong. There is an ending. And […]

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Christmas letters and other fictions of the season

- by Patricia McLinn

Each holiday season for the past seven or eight years, I’ve received a card from a family we’ll call the Craigs. They followed me through a major move with a few temporary addresses in between. And they haven’t dropped me from their card list over all these years, even though I have never responded Why […]

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The 12 Whys of Book-Giving

- by Patricia McLinn

1. One-Stop Shopping. Because books are good for any age, you can do all your shopping at one place. And while you’re picking up those books for kids, don’t forget the adults in your life – including yourself. How many of us say, “Oh, I love to read, I just don’t find the time.” Yet […]

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