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  1. Megan
    Megan May 9, 2013 at 3:25 pm |

    I think it’s great that they had all those thoughts and feelings about it. Big In Japan is not just escapist fiction, even though that was your thought. Writers cannot help but put themselves, their thoughts, feelings, and attitudes (or their opposites) into their books. And since I know you personally, I know that there is more to you than “escape”. You think deeply, care passionately, and really believe in the good in people. So those passionate beliefs and opinions can’t help but support your writing. Total awesomeness! You know it is.

  2. Heather
    Heather May 9, 2013 at 3:44 pm |

    I wish my English teacher would have chosen a book like Big in Japan to read. Especially if I got to meet the author. Those kids should feel privileged!

  3. Melinda Sanchez
    Melinda Sanchez May 9, 2013 at 7:18 pm |

    I totally agree with all of this. And how cool that you talked in all of those classes! Cool! Your book is so good and does have great messages throughout it. I love Buck etc…All of it!

  4. Rachel Griffith
    Rachel Griffith May 9, 2013 at 8:09 pm |

    Speaking of Chocho, when my little sister was to young to say my name, she called me Chocho. It’s my nickname that nobody uses anymore.

  5. Larry Mortensen
    Larry Mortensen May 10, 2013 at 8:28 am |

    Ms. Griffth, I’m the grandfather of Trina. When my daughter Karen Fox posted your blog, I read it. It was very interesting to me. I have written three books that are in print on Createspace. Reading about re-writing seven times was interesting to me I wonder how you got it right in so few times. I haven’t read your book but the process was interesting to me. When I first submitted my book to Kindle, I had no idea what was needed. The story was there but the writing was very slipshod. It has improved with the eighth and nineth re-writing and editing. I wish that I had the opportunity of having someone like you to help when I was going to school. Thanks for your input. Larry

  6. Larry Mortensen
    Larry Mortensen May 10, 2013 at 8:41 am |

    Ms. Griffth, I’m not very good with the computer, so if you get this more than once, forgive me.
    I’m the grandfather of Trina Fox. My daughter, Karen Fox posted your blog and I read it. I found it very interesting from a technical standpoint. I haven’t read your book but wonder how you got it right after just seven re-writes. I have written several books, three of which are in print through createspace. I wish that there had been a program similar to the one you just participated in when I was in high school. I had English teachers that encouraged me, but when I tried it in the real world, I wasn’t prepard for what it would take. If I had ever had the chance to talk to someone that had real experience instead of theoritical, I may not have been 70 when I finally finished the book HEALING after almostfive years working on it. Thanks for your input. Larry

  7. Larry Mortensen
    Larry Mortensen May 10, 2013 at 2:46 pm |

    Lissa saying good things about me is hard to believe. You must really be a story teller.

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