The story of a writer determined to publish a novel before he died

I find this essay in Salon by Leland Cheuk, I Wanted to Publish a Novel Before I Died, heartbreaking and insightful. It follows the highs and lows of his writing career, along with his treatment for cancer. His determination is inspiring.

 

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About lisabraxton

Lisa Braxton, a native of Bridgeport, Connecticut, earned her MFA in Creative Writing at Southern New Hampshire University and her Master of Science degree in Journalism at Northwestern University. She is the immediate past president of the Women’s National Book Association/Boston Chapter and an Emmy-nominated journalist. She is a former television news anchor and reporter and spent her television career at stations in Champaign, Illinois, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and Hartford, Connecticut. She is also a former newspaper reporter and radio reporter. She currently lives in the Boston, Massachusetts area. Lisa has been published in numerous literary journals, including Snake Nation Review, Foliate Oak, and Meetinghouse: A Journal of New England Fiction, Clockhouse Review, and Literary Brushstrokes.
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One Response to The story of a writer determined to publish a novel before he died

  1. Elizabeth Braxton says:

    The story written by Leland Cheuk about his illness and determination to publish a novel before he died was spellbinding. It tells you that one should never give up his or her goals in spite of all kinds of setbacks.

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