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WHAT I’M THANKFUL FOR, 2019: BOOKS

I skipped last Thanksgiving but thought this year I’d address the holiday again and think about what there was, for me, to be thankful for in 2019. This was another year of ups and downs, like literally every year of … Continue reading

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WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU BOUGHT A BOOK?

I hope you can answer that question, and I hope it wasn’t too long ago. We’re all writers here, aren’t we? We all either depend on book royalties or hope to depend on book royalties for at least some portion … Continue reading

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BOUGHT!

Saturday was National Buy a Book Day and once again, we went out as a family and . . . you guessed it . . . bought books! I’ve asked people to do three things in honor of National Buy a Book Day: 1. … Continue reading

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SEPTEMBER 7: NATIONAL BUY A BOOK DAY (AGAIN!)

This article first appeared on August 19, 2010 on John Ottinger’s Grasping for the Wind. With National Buy a Book Day coming up again this Saturday, I thought I’d go ahead and re-run that original post here. Though some of … Continue reading

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NATIONAL BUY A BOOK DAY IS HERE AGAIN

Tomorrow is September 7th, which as you all hopefully know by now is National Buy a Book Day. Here’s what you do: 1. Go to a bookstore. 2. Pick out a book. 3. Buy it. A simple, three-step process—a fairly … Continue reading

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STEP FOUR ERRATA & ADDITIONAL MATERIAL: The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction (Part Two)

Is there such a thing as a perfect book? If there is, I haven’t read one, let alone written one. One of the things I’d hoped to accomplish with this blog was not just to promote the book but to … Continue reading

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STEP FOUR ERRATA & ADDITIONAL MATERIAL: The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction (Part One)

Is there such a thing as a perfect book? If there is, I haven’t read one, let alone written one. One of the things I’d hoped to accomplish with this blog was not just to promote the book but to … Continue reading

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