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Book Review: Dear Ally, How Do You Write A Book?

Dear Ally, How Do You Write A Book, by Ally Carter I am not familiar with any of Ally Carter’s fiction work (which she refers to a bit ad nauseum here), but this book is mildly entertaining.  To be sure, … Continue reading

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Book Review: From Chaos To Creativity

From Chaos To Creativity:  Building A Productivity System For Artists And Writers, by Jessie L. Kwak I always feel a mix of compassion and interest in reading the efforts of people to attempt to systematize for fun and profit those … Continue reading

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Book Review: Light In The Dark

Light In The Dark:  Writers On Creativity, Inspiration, And The Artistic Process, edited by Joe Fossler My own feelings about this book are somewhat ambivalent, as is often the case when it comes to books dealing with authors talking about … Continue reading

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Trece Receitas Com Vegetais

Since I was a child, I have been deeply interested in odd titles that would lead to odd works.  The title of this particular essay, for example, springs from my Portuguese lessons where over and over again Duolingo asks for … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sell Your Story In A Single Sentence

Sell Your Story In A Single Sentence, by Lane Shefter Bishop I have to admit that as a writer my marketing is what I tend to feel least confident about, and that appears to be a common problem for writers … Continue reading

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Bok Review: Building Your Play

Building Your Play:  Theory And Practice For The Beginning Playwright, by David Rush Plays can be a hard genre to pull off, in large part because of the stark limitations that exist when one is trying to stage material.  Many … Continue reading

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A Reader’s Workshop

It is very common for people to want to create or attend writer’s workshops, but how many people do the same thing for reading?  There are obviously some asymmetries when it comes to reading and writing, but it should be … Continue reading

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Few Words Where Many Could Be Spoken

Sometimes I think we greatly underestimate just how much time and effort is spent in talking to people with whom we share much in common.  It is common for people to lament that people are more likely than ever to … Continue reading

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A Tale Of Sports Subgenres: A Syntoptical Reading Project

From time to time I like to engage in syntoptical reading, where one reads a lot of books about the same sorts of subjects as a way of gaining insight into what is written and why it is written [1].  … Continue reading

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It’s Time To Have A Talk About Bad Poetry

I read a lot of poetry, and it is little surprise that much of it is bad.  This is not to say that there are not any good poets around, but rather that the amount of bad poetry ridiculously outnumbers … Continue reading

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