Tag Archives: Reading

Spoilers. You might think you’re immune, but you’re not

I just had a short conversation with my 15 year-old daughter about a particular book she’s reading. I will refrain from saying what that book is, because I have to discuss a minor event in it–or should I say the … Continue reading

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Catatonic reading trauma

I’m not sure what kind of cerebral scarring I have, but . . . There is a very real similarity between that form of hypnotic narcolepsy that sets in when I’m driving a mundane highway in the small hours, and … Continue reading

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Peripatetic blogging and the start of a novel 

  I’ve got a novel in my head. And I’m going to start discussing it in the general, even if I avoid the specifics. A while back, I wondered about the idea of sharing snippets of a novel on the blog. … Continue reading

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My Amazon purchase: SOMEBODY! KILL IT WITH FIRE!

For the next little while, you will intermittently be hearing about my fascination with author Stant Litore’s  Zombie Bible Series.  And for a minute here, you’re going to hear about it again, although, not exactly the way I had intended … Continue reading

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Comments, re-blogging, and the gratuitous traffic grab

Any engaged writer that has ever sat and Googled “How can increase my blog traffic” soon realized:  the sites you are sent to did the same thing once and figured out that making a blog about increasing web traffic does … Continue reading

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And . . . book . . . STARTED!

A couple of posts ago, I stated that I had the idea for a non-fiction book–to wit: An academic satire; a good-natured Manchurian bloodletting of a humorless subject–but one in which I repair most of the wounds at the end. … Continue reading

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Step Number two: Come up with an idea. Um, NOW might be helpful.

I had no intention of posting a follow up to the “possibly getting published” post from the other day.  But then I realized.  I’ve been writing for different things for years.  I’ve been published in things that saw regionally-limited circulation. … Continue reading

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