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Archive for January, 2010
by Brandon Nolta • 5 comments
Three authors gone in a week, but only one really gets talked about here. Take a guess which one.
Well, it’s been a bad week for authors. As of Thursday night, three fairly well-known writers had died: Howard Zinn, the author of A People’s History of the United States; Louis Auchincloss, who had s...
by Justin C. Key • 5 comments
Keep It Simple....Silly.
My girlfriend, also an avid reader, often tells me that sometimes she skips full paragraphs when the author gets lost in description. It baffled me at first, as I can't recall when I've ever done such...
We all have different ideas about what "success" means. What are yours?
For most of us, the answer to the question “Why do you write?” is obvious. Because we have to. For writers, writing is simply something that has to be done. We have stories to tell, so we tell them....
by Brandon Nolta • 13 comments
Everybody has authors whose work excites them, sight unseen. Here are a few of mine.
As writers, it is necessary we read. It isn’t exactly required that you enjoy reading, but if you don’t, there’s a long haul ahead. I’ve never met a writer who didn’t enjoy reading, but there’s probab...
by Justin C. Key • 6 comments
Want to write some horror? Come on in.
I started off reading horror, and maybe a lot of people my age did, too. It was called Goosebumps and you'd have to be pretty disconnected to have never heard of the series. They were books for childr...
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