We tend in our 21st century to consider reading a silent and private endeavor. Yet for most of history reading was far more social than it is today.
I don’t want to think about “tech,” I’m trying to write books. But I will say…
From the outside, often it looked cool and glamorous (I remember sitting star-struck at him once telling me about meeting Sean Connery)…
I remember my uncle telling me he avoided reading manuscripts sent to him – mostly by acquaintances who wanted to write and sought advice.
Social media is about, above all, being, well, social.
In my previous post, discussing what I hope will be a new short story (as you may know, writing a short story is a new endeavor for me), I stated that it […]
Due to what I have seen regularly “out there,” and with my brand new Conventions, as well as my first book, Passports, available on Kindle promo for 99c each until next week […]
When you have finished the rough draft of your latest book one day earlier than you had targeted it for completion, what do you do? Well, I sat there stunned and shattered. […]
On Friday, Kate Colby wrote a thoughtful post on “writing through your fear” – including on a writer needing to face down worries about receiving poor reviews. I liked it so much […]
Writing in the New York Review of Books, an Italian journalist claims he may have uncovered the real-life identity of a pseudonymous huge selling Italian author: The perpetual “interest” some seem to […]
A well-regarded children’s author on what “kids need to see” in books: And who could really take issue with that? It seems reasonable enough. And not being a children’s author I have […]
I just got a text from my 18 year old niece. Her flight landed a little while ago in Belfast. She starts at university there on Monday. How can she possibly be […]
I saw this yesterday on Google+ (via Adele Archer and DL Keur). It’s a link to a Grimace and Giggle piece by author Russ Linton. He writes on Amazon’s “cracking down” on […]
Whether we like it or not, life is one big risk-taking venture. Yet fearing to fail is one reason most of us don’t try to do what we want to do. Who […]