iván BRAVE

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Now available on P-a-p-e-r-b-a-c-k-! :: [The Summer Abroad] :: A soundtrack

8 December 2018
Now available on P-a-p-e-r-b-a-c-k-! :: [The Summer Abroad] :: A soundtrack

After interminable edits, formatting marathons, and emails during breaks between class to lay down the marketing bricks of this project, it is done. Everything that is not writing is finished. Anything that is left to be, will be left to be. The novel, ladies and gentlemen, is out now. You will find a cover, sexy […]

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My Present Tense: a typical full day

14 November 2018
My Present Tense: a typical full day

This morning I assigned my students two simple writing prompts, exercising the present tense. They had to use the words “as soon as,” “first,” “next,” “then,” “before/after,” and “when.” We all learned. For example, I realized, as I chalked the prompts on the blackboard, that “when” plays as the middle child between “before” and “after.” […]

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The Summer Abroad: a publishing update, as we end the fall

7 November 2018
The Summer Abroad: a publishing update, as we end the fall

Three dark themes stalk this journey into self-publishing: Bursts of tinkering, troubleshooting, and anxiety.   Of course there are luminous elements holding hands with me as we progress. But those lights shine in between and at the end of the journey.   Last Friday, I received the edited draft from the professor-editor who agreed to […]

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