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Writing While Naked

Following up on yesterday’s struggle to figure out where my unpublished novels have gone wrong, I re-read chapters 8 through 13 of Scott Meredith’s Writing to Sell. This book was first published in 1950, and my copy seems to have … Continue reading

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What’s New, Pussycat?

I haven’t been able to track down the quote, so I’m going to summarize. In explaining her famous line, “Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose,” Gertrude Stein said that in the early days of poetry, a … Continue reading

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Shake It Up

I grabbed Neal Stephenson’s fat new novel, Anathem, off of the hot-items one-week-loan table at the local public library. I guess I’m just not in tune with modern SF. I waded through about 50 pages and found it extremely dull. … Continue reading

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Pop Culcha

Just finished reading the new Michael Connelly, The Brass Verdict. It’s as good as his other books. The guy is amazing — he doesn’t miss a trick. The surprises at the end were maybe a little over the top, but … Continue reading

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