On Writing

  • October 16, 2014 • On Writing

    3 Brilliant Reasons to Serialize Your Novel

    The revolution will be serialized. As it’s always been. Much of episodic entertainment, from our favorite shows on Netflix or premium cable to the summertime superhero blockbusters, are issued in discrete elements that comprise a whole...

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  • “A reviewer may hate your style, or newspapers may neglect you, or 500 people may tell you that you are bitter, delusional and boring. Let me ask you this: in the big juicy Zorba scheme of things, who fucking cares?”– Anne Lamott

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  • July 8, 2014 • On Writing

    New Web Serial, The Quantum Times, Hits Newstands

    When you say “web serial” out loud, it sounds like Spiderman’s breakfast. It’s a shame the term is so dopey because what stands for is a quiet revolution in publishing that proves the adage “everything old is new again.” It...

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  • June 7, 2014 • On Writing

    Letter Frequency in Words: The Infographic

    Prooffreader.com, apart from having a clever name (look more closely) also produces clever infografics. Seeing the distribution of English letters within words graphed so clearly might inspire a re-evaluation of the QWERTY...

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  • May 31, 2014 • On Writing

    Jonah Raskin, poet, nudist

    Sonoma County’s own cartographer of the NorCal soul, Jonah Raskin, forever changed the local lit scene last week when he doffed his clothes whilst performing his poetry. The 71-year-old was cheered on during the BUMP Wine Cellars event....

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