About



Nadya Duke is a licensed electrical engineer who likes writing even more than she likes math. She currently works as a product manager for a pretty nifty software company. Nadya is a graduate of the Viable Paradise writing workshop.


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Email: nadya at nadyaduke.com

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  1. I understand everything you said. A breather is what you need to allow your corporate-addled brain to reset. Also, I imagine you have plenty of reference and “how to write good” books, but I strongly recommend Lawrence Block’s “Telling Lies for Fun and Profit.”

    As for the self-directed part, if you haven’t already thought of this, I suggest rereading two or three of your favorite books, then tearing them down scene by scene,* taking notes on what the author is doing. It takes awhile, but what better teachers would you want?

    *Because you’re not going to live forever, I would not do this with “Dune.”

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  2. The bit in the May ?? post about interviewing people and finding wonderful people that don’t fit your immediate needs struck home. It had never quite occurred to me that a similar thing must happen to editors all the time.

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  3. Guess who? Someone just posted an old picture of us on Facebook that was taken at an ROTC HS ball. My wife suggested that I look you up and say hi. Often think about you and wonder how you are doing. Always hoped for the best for you because you truly deserved it.

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