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In the Distance, a Dog Barked

By posted at 2:29 pm on June 17, 2010 1

At Slate, Rosecrans Baldwin notes “Pick up just about any novel and you’ll find a throwaway reference to a dog, barking in the distance.” Amazingly enough, he’s right.

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One Response to “In the Distance, a Dog Barked”

  1. Edan Lepucki
    at 7:15 pm on June 17, 2010

    I just checked my own manuscript. No far off dog barking, but some dog-related imagery. I have one visual image of a dog that isn’t central to the story. Does that count?

    I loved this article–and not only because it mentions the wonderful Nic Brown! (He’s a pal.) I’m looking forward to Baldwin’s book.

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