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These are the popular raw excerpts of Dreaming Underwater that you may have heard about. As you read them, please remember they are from a work in progress. 

The raw versions still have warts—spelling errors, lapses in tense, uneven character development, mangled metaphors. They show you a novel at its early inception. The sections I first wrote had the most problems (e.g. Flight of the Black Swallow), but as I continued and really learned how to write a book the later sections came out much better (see Painting Owen).

In the edited versions you can see these same chapters grown up—fat gone, story tightened, characters more developed. 

You can read the final versions when the book is published
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Read Dreaming Underwater's short synopsis to put these in perspective.

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>> Read the entire Raw excerpt of Flight of the Black Swallow

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>> Read the entire Raw excerpt of Painting Owen

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>> Read the entire Raw excerpt of Meeting Owen McCabe

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>> Read the entire Raw excerpt of The Calloway Boys

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