Slope of Hope Blog Posts

Slope initially began as a blog, so this is where most of the website’s content resides. Here we have tens of thousands of posts dating back over a decade. These are listed in reverse chronological order. Click on any category icon below to see posts tagged with that particular subject, or click on a word in the category cloud on the right side of the screen for more specific choices.

Farewell, Toba

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Preface to all three posts: As pleased as I am with the warm reception of my first novel, I have, over the course of the past year, been engaging in a massive re-write. As I continue to slave away on this, I have worked hard to do something which, for me, is very challenging. Specifically, to throw away content (particularly when I'm fond of it). Still, it's for the good of the novel as a whole, so I am disposing of three "vignettes" sprinkled throughout the first version. For the sake of posterity, and mostly because I want some eyeballs to read these before they are tossed into the dustbin, I present one of them here:

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Farewell, Carrington

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Preface to all three posts: As pleased as I am with the warm reception of my first novel, I have, over the course of the past year, been engaging in a massive re-write. As I continue to slave away on this, I have worked hard to do something which, for me, is very challenging. Specifically, to throw away content (particularly when I'm fond of it). Still, it's for the good of the novel as a whole, so I am disposing of three "vignettes" sprinkled throughout the first version. For the sake of posterity, and mostly because I want some eyeballs to read these before they are tossed into the dustbin, I present one of them here:

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