David Rodeback on Writing, Language, and Books

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Books I Read Lately – Winter 2022 Edition (in September)

When I finish reading a book, I stack it on a certain shelf near my desk in my home office,…


Raphael’s Sistine Madonna, My Two Favorite Authors, and Mother’s Day

My two favorite authors, Fyodor Dostoevsky and Vasily Grossman, treasured Raphael’s Sistine Madonna from different perspectives. What that has to do with Mother’s Day …

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Where We Do Difficult Things:
Good AF Writers

Like Good AF Writers, most critique groups have three nerve-wracking activities in common: reading an excerpt of your writing aloud, hearing others’ feedback on your writing, and giving others your feedback on their writing.

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Recent Reading: 10 More Books and a Memory

The more I read, the more I want to talk about what I read — and I’ve been reading more…

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Books I’ve Read Lately (14 of Them)

Lately I’ve been finishing books I started reading in the last year or two — and enjoyed, but left unfinished….


On Writing: “I can’t teach you how to have something to say.”

Here are a few more gems — I know it’s been a while — from Ann Padgett’s “The Getaway Car:…

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About that American Fork Critique Group

Last time, I told you about the critique group held twice a month by the American Fork chapter of the League of Utah Writers. Here I’ll give you a better taste of how it works, in case you’re on the fence about whether it will work for you.

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Writing in American Fork (If You’re Serious)

American Fork’s chapter of the League of Utah Writers (LUW) meets twice monthly, on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month, at 6:00 p.m. We usually meet in the American Fork Library. Check the Good AF Writers Facebook group for current information.


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