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Query Letters

I wrote this up for a workshop on query letters I gave somewhere sometime ago. I ran the class through the rules, gave them the sample query letter, and then made them write queries of their own. And then we … Continue reading

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“We were on the road again by 4 p.m., a section of highway with multiple personality disorder.”

Day 5: Watson Lake to Whitehorse The next morning we visited the Signpost Forest, where at last count (2002) there are 49,777 signs nailed into tall wooden posts. A sampling: COLORADO INTERSTATE 35 KANGAROO CROSSING MANYBERRIES, ALBERTA KITZBUHEL GARY STRACEK … Continue reading

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Indoor plumbing, Silk Road style

With Persian bandits marauding this far east, the sooner they were behind caravanserai walls, the better. In Turkey, I saw my first caravanserai. It was built in the time of the Seljuks, but the caravanserais in Johanna’s time would have … Continue reading

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