Bookstores as Third Place

[caption id="attachment_1350" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Photo by Edsel Little. Used via Creative Commons License."][/caption] Many folks bemoan the loss of independent (and recently chain) bookstores. Writers, for reasons of obvious self-interest as well as sentimentality, bemoan louder than the rest. As I prepare to head out in...

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On the Pain of Writing

[caption id="attachment_1392" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Photo by e-magic. Used via Creative Commons license."][/caption] Sean Ferrell wrote this blog about the pain that often comes for writers when creating new worlds and new people in our minds and how we do it anyway. It's good. You should read...

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Get the 1st Chapter Right Now

[caption id="attachment_1386" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Photo by Andy Mangold. Used under Creative Commons License."][/caption] Guess what? My publisher is letting me give you guys a holiday gift. Anyone who signs up for my newsletter in the month of December gets the whole first chapter of LOSING CLEMENTINE...

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