Tag Archives: Barbara Kingsolver

Killing Your Darlings

Among writers, the phrase “kill your darlings,” refers to editing away those parts of a document that don’t really belong, but to which you are attached. For example, those 22 pages of backstory that don’t really add anything to the … Continue reading

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What is Science Fiction?

I’m coming around on science fiction. I don’t mean as a fan–I was, and remain, a rather casual follower of the genre, the kind who can’t begin to name any current authors but enjoys the material if it happens my … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Clan of the Cave Bear

Yesterday, I overheard two strangers talking in a parking lot. “….there’s this group of Neanderthals, and they take in a young Cro-Magnon girl, and….” And right away I knew what they were talking about. Clan of the Cave Bear, by … Continue reading

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