The Leftovers, A Review by Claire Rudy Foster

The Leftovers. Tom Perrotta. St. Martin’s Press, 2011.

 

On October 14th, a “Rapture-like event” whisks away half the world’s population. It’s called the Sudden Departure. In the blink of an eye, and seemingly without any logic, friends and family members vanish. The post-Departure world is a strange, morally ambiguous place—a perfect playground for Tom

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Don’t Quit Your Day Job

Don’t quit your day job.

Don’t quit your day job. That’s probably the most over-used piece of advice that I’ve ever been given as a writer. Unfortunately, it’s also probably the most wise. In fact, Ivan Coyote, one of my writing idols in terms of both productivity and longevity said it in an interview I

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Allow Me to Introduce…

Hi, My Name Is…

Introductions are always a little tricky. How do I introduce myself to people who don’t know me but who might continue to read about my work as a writer? Moreover, how do I do it without sounding too confident/not confident enough/ overly arrogant/ too boring? My standard writer biography would

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Black Fox Welcomes New Staff Members

We are pleased to announce that we have three additions to our staff! Please join us in welcoming Syl, Claire and Helen!

 

Syl DeLeon lives at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and writes edgy literary fiction with a commercial bent. She also bakes delicious cookies

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Writers: Productive Ways to Procrastinate (Hint: Writing this Blog Post Was One)

Procrastination

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It is physiologically impossible for me to write 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

But that doesn’t stop me from thinking, “I should be writing right now” 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and so on.

There’s probably a condition in

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Writers: 4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Going to the Next Party

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You’re wearing a bathing suit out of season because your three-year-old’s friend is having a public pool birthday party and just as you finally get out of the water for pizza, the host pulls you aside to meet Bob & Betty who are Ricky & Nicky’s parents. And

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