I’ve just gotten used to wordpress but Cindy says we need to incorporate the blog with the new JD website.  So from now on go to www.johndufresne.com and click on blog.  The site is undergoing construction, but I’ll see that the blog gets attention.  See you there!  John

“Theirs was a New York love, a checkered taxi ride burning rubber, and like the city their passion was open 24/7, steam rising from their bodies like slick streets exhaling warm, moist, white breath through manhole covers stamped “Forged by DeLaney Bros., Picataway, N.J.”  This year’s winners of the Bulwer-Lytton Prize.

writing exercises

I’ve got a piece in the September issue of The Writer on how to start your fiction.

why i write

George Orwell has a blog.  “This morning all surfaces, even indoors, damp as a result of mist. A curious deposit all over my snuff-box, evidently residue of moisture acting on lacquer.”

king’s head pub

An article about our favorite watering hole.  The King’s Head was also voted Best Restaurant for Intimate Conversations.


A few kind words from Booklist online’s Book Group Buzz


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Send Bill O’Reilly back to school. 

work, not

Photovia Notcot.org


I make dictionary.com’s word of the day!