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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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  • July 5, 2014 • On Writing

    Rewriting vs. Procrastination

    Been rewriting a novel in the StoryLab, which I’ve paced out, at last at present, to a three page or thousand word a day fixer upper. As always, the most difficult part of the gig is actually sitting in the chair, which, given the...

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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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  • March 7, 2014 • On Writing

    Philip Marlowe is from Santa Rosa and So am I

    This haunts me — Philip Marlowe, the hardboiled detective of author Raymond Chandler’s oeuvre is 42-years-old and was born in Santa Rosa, CA. If I wasn’t such a fan, these fictional factoids would be of little interest to me. But I...

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