Creating a Personal Archive

Creating a Personal Archive: PAP’s Archive

Last week I shared my failure when it came to thinking about what I saved from working on Modern Persuasion.  Today I am going to show you what it looks like when I am actually aware of what I am saving.  PAP is the code name for my second novel, a modernization of Pride &Read more

Creating a Personal Archive

Creating a Personal Archive: Yikes! I Didn’t Think Ahead…

I made a stupid decision when I finished editing Modern Persuasion.  I threw away the edited copies.  See, I printed draft copies of the book, gave them to a few readers, and then a couple of them gave them back to me with comments.  That was a brilliant idea.  It allowed me to go throughRead more

Creating a Personal Archive

Creating a Personal Archive: The Idea

A few weeks ago author Philip Roth donated his personal archive to a library in New Jersey.  It made the news because Roth is… well, he’s Roth and that’s what happens when you are super famous and literary. Personally, this is just another thing related to archives that has hit me at the right time in myRead more