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Day 879 – Ch… Ch… Ch… Changes

I wrapped up my #MyNoFiMo / #NaNoWriMo on a positive note. I didn’t get Draft 2 done, but I got a lot more finished than I might of. Okay, I admit: I can’t help but feel like perhaps I failed… … Continue reading

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eBooks Were Made for Canada

Here’s a truly Canadian tale. First, let me preface this piece by saying I’ve been on the fence about ebooks, hung up mostly on the fact that they’re not books in the physical sense. I’m not morally opposed to ebooks, … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesdays: 50 Shades of Graham

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Yesterday, I believed…

This morning over my morning coffee I stumbled upon a trailer for a new movie, Cloud Atlas. Starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, and a bunch of other high-profile bankables, and directed by the two Matrix directors (plus one other…), it … Continue reading

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Tripping Over the Starting Line

First day of school. Which puts this novel at exactly two years, based on this moveable feast. Wow! Can’t say that I expected to be here still – at least not with the same novel. This novel-writing thing really is … Continue reading

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The Bookstore at the End of the World

On Thursday evening we were in Grand Marais, MN, about an hour and a half south of Thunder Bay – just went for dinner and a bit of a walk. It’s your typical seaside town: pebble beach, boats waking in … Continue reading

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Stephen King has a Good Monday

It was a heady day for Stephen King, two Mondays ago. Imagine his surprise and delight when he pulled up in his black crossover/SUV to find a future award-winning author standing outside the gates of his house. He was very … Continue reading

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Shook Hands with a Pulitzer Prize Winner Yesterday…

I shook hands yesterday with Pulitzer Prize winner Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of the book “The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer”. It was during my day job — I heard him talk in the afternoon and then … Continue reading

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Rex Pickett to Write New Sideways Sequel

Just read on Rex Pickett’s blog that he is planning to write another Sideways novel — the last in the “trilogy” apparently — that should take place in Chile. Pretty cool news. He came out with Vertical last year (maybe … Continue reading

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No, You’re the Mann

I take the last post back. At least somewhat. The implication — at least in my mind — is that the writer is the sole caretaker of this fictional “reality”. I’ve realized over the past couple of days that this … Continue reading

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