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Long Mountain, Long Story (Chapter 1)

The following is the first chapter of my draft novel about a man, an obsession for making trouble, and the joys of running for the legislature…. Feedback would be quite welcome. Steve Meissner Long Mountain, Long Story A tale told … Continue reading

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Politicians: What makes them tick? by Steve Meissner Have you ever wondered what makes politicians tick? What motivates them to put on red plastic noses and perform like slapstick clowns? Is it money? Did you know that members of the … Continue reading

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What do you do when reality intrudes on fiction?

What do you do when reality intrudes on fiction? by Steve Meissner The problem with writing about current events – especially Arizona politics – is that reality sometimes rears up and bites you in the butt. That just happened to … Continue reading

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On Talking Frogs and Passions Passed

On Talking Frogs and Passions Passed by Steve Meissner The old man is sitting on a bench, minding his own business, when a frog jumps up and sits beside him. “Kiss me,” says the frog, “and I will satisfy every … Continue reading

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Everyone has a story to tell; none of us are boring

Everyone has a story to tell; none of us are boring by Steve Meissner When I taught journalism, I tried to prepare students for all the basic assignments given to rookie reporters: police stories, weather items, and obituaries. Writing obits … Continue reading

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Write for those who move their lips when they read

Write for those who move their lips when they read by Steve Meissner I began using the basic Brooklyn wisdom in the title of this post when I was teaching journalism. It wasn’t original, but it was useful. Write clear, … Continue reading

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I’m not crazy; I’m a writer

I’m not crazy; I’m a writer by Steve Meissner When I was a hormone-sodden young man, I used to joke about dying on my 90th birthday – by falling out a bordello window. Well, never mind all that. Now my … Continue reading

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