Chatscript for Age and the Debut Author can be read here.

Is there a sell-by date for not-yet-published authors? What is the polite age limit for an author’s debut? Is so, what is it? Forty? Forty-five? Why would some people think that publishing a first book is only for the young? At what age is an author “washed up”?  How does age inform story? What authors have debuted or contributed some of their best work in later years? We’ll discuss these questions and more in #litchat MediaMonday.

Resource for this #litchat MediaMonday by Edward Kelsey Moore, New York Times, June 23, 2013.

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Symbolism in Fiction. Resource links to come.

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