Tag Archives: Arizona politics

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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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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Politicians are not cardboard cutouts: they’re humans

Politicians are not cardboard cutouts: they’re humans by Steve Meissner   Politicians are people. I know – it’s hard to believe! Sure, they’re weird. As a longtime friend of mine likes to say, a good politician needs to be 10 … Continue reading

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Want to tell the truth as a writer? Be prepared to pay a price

Want to tell the truth as a writer? Be prepared to pay a price by Steve Meissner  Gary Webb told the truth, and it cost him dearly.  Virtually every writer wants to tell the truth. Be careful, though. The truth … Continue reading

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