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Getting into character for first-person narratives

When I decided to make The Ghosts of Reseda High a first-person narrative, I had to go back to my experiences at Reseda High School to figure out how to write it. In high school, I performed in several musicals. In a 1978 production of Dames at Sea, I played Hennesey, the harried Broadway producer. …

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Stories that don’t leave you alone

Last week, I wrote about how to start a story. The next question is how to pick a story to write. Just as every story starts a different way, every story comes from a different source. For me, one project was inspired by a Herman Melville work. Another came from trying to process world events. …

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Ghost story

I’ve been receiving a few e-mails from Reseda High School students asking me about Mary Ann Henderson. She was the 15-year-old classmate of ours who was raped and murdered after a football game in 1976. These current Reseda students tell me stories of a ghost haunting the campus, and they think it is her. I’m not going into …

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