The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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The Good In case you haven’t heard, this is National Novel Writing Month. A group called exists to spur people on to write their long-delayed novels in just one month—this month—during National Novel Writing Month (which is really an … Read More

Great Book on Writing

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I’ve just finished reading a wonderful book on writing. It’s Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, by Anne Lamott. It’s not a new book; it was published in 1994, but I had never seen it. The reason … Read More

Heit or Hype?

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Some time back, after I made a reference to Fahrenheit 9/11, blog reader Tim challenged me to watch the conservative answer to Michael Moore’s film, FahrenHYPE 9/11. I said I’d put it on my Netflix list to view, which I … Read More

Publishers Sue Google

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I heard through the Authors Guild today that a number of major publishers have sued Google, through the Association of American Publishers, following the Authors Guild in its lawsuit against Google for its Library project. This makes one wonder about … Read More

Dark Matter, Don’t Go!

A new study reported on suggests that dark matter, that mysterious stuff that astronomers believe helps hold the galaxies together, might not exist, after all. Researchers Fred Cooperstock of Northeastern University and Steven Tieu at the University of Victoria … Read More

Odds & Ends

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A reader asked me to provide an update on Sunborn. I oblige, with a sigh. Progress: slow. Excruciatingly slow. I see many problems in the first draft, and I think I understand the problems pretty well. What I don’t understand … Read More

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