As Winston Churchill said, ‘Never give in; never, never, never.’

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Evergreen lessons from a dead language

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On the character at the center of my first novel

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There, I said it.

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A feminine hand thrusting a Starbucks cup up into the air.
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In America, they tell you that you’re too young to do something about 15 minutes before they say you’re too old

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Coffee seedlings sprouting from small cloth bags.
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Is there any true solid ground to stand on?

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A metal ruler and two pens against a black background.
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It’s not as crazy as it sounds

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A little backstory


What we give up when we make “authenticity” a top priority

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Despite starting from a common root, these three trip up even experienced writers

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Jodi Compton

Jodi Compton is the author of four crime novels. Learn more about her books at amazon.com/author/jodicompton.

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