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Why writing a first draft is like performing stand-up with hecklers

“She…” Who’s that? What? Who’s she? The woman in the story. I don’t know. I haven’t named her yet. How are we supposed to like her if she hasn’t got a name? How do you know you’re supposed to like … Continue reading

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The magic of glass

  Annie glanced at the dashboard clock and sighed. Christmas shoppers, a couple semis and SUVs cutting in line had jammed the intersection again. The state highway was the line of demarcation. South of it, the four-lane local road was … Continue reading

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‘A Game Called Dead’ cover a winner. Congratulations, Anita!

Just got word: The cover  for “A Game Called Dead,” the second Frank Nagler Mystery, created by Anita Dugan-Moore was presented a Bronze Medal in the 2018 Cover Contest  by http://www.authorsdb.com.  This is the second award Anita has won in … Continue reading

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Collateral damage

“Don’t go to war, kid. Nothing changes and you come home with bad dreams that you’ll take to your grave.”   Stephen closed his eyes and smiled as the music from the radio rose with a chaotic, atonal beauty, a … Continue reading

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“The Weight of Living” named Distinguished Favorite in NYC Big Book Award contest

“The Weight of Living,” the award-winning Frank Nagler Mystery,  has been named a Distinguished Favorite in New York City Big Book Award contest. Thank you the New York City Big Book Award judges. This is the fourth award in 2017-18 … Continue reading

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Nagler book four done: ‘The Red Hand’

It’s done. The fourth Frank Nagler Mystery, called “The Red Hand.” It’s done as much as it can be before going through an editing process and revisions, and all the stuff that follows the suspected completion of a book. Before … Continue reading

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From New Nagler: ‘Romeo’s a-travelling to Mantua. Fetch him.’

Some scenes are hard to write. This was one.   “He walked. Past the old mills, past the stoops, past the troubles that weren’t his own; out of the light of downtown into the darkness of the worker’s ghetto, along … Continue reading

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New Nagler: Where he comes from

It’s what you do in a poor town, he learned. Have hope; everything else is darkness.   The Baker Hills section of Ironton was developed by one of the city’s rich bankers more than a century ago as a swanky … Continue reading

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New Providence (NJ) Book Festival, set for Saturday

The second New Providence Book Festival has been scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 at the grounds of the Salt Box Museum at 1350 Springfield Avenue in New Providence. The rain date is September 29th. Scheduled … Continue reading

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A sore shoulder, surgery and Frank Nagler

Well, found I need surgery on my left shoulder that has been bugging me since spring. The real downside, of course, that is while I have one of those magical sports injuries – a torn rotator cuff – I won’t … Continue reading

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