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Poke the Box, Or Who’s Shacking Up in the Book Industry? – Day 184

Got my copy of Seth Godin’s Poke the Box yesterday. That’s it there, in the cellophane wrapper. It will likely stay that way too for a few days until I get some time to open it. For me, this is … Continue reading

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Light at the End of the Tunnel – Day 174

Finally digging myself out a bit here — I had hoped to get some work in on the novel earlier today, but couldn’t quite get to it. Things are starting to clear up work-wise, so I may actually be able … Continue reading

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Day 129 – “Writers are Feckless Fools”

Just read this on Rex Pickett’s blog (author of Sideways), and had to share it with you: “[Writers are] mostly otiose, feckless fools, dreaming of riches while staring at our blank screens.” http://rexpickett.com/post/2729560894/my-friend-shiri I must admit (proudly) that I don’t … Continue reading

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Day 115 – A Tribe Called Seth

Seth Godin, if you haven’t heard of him, is considered to be one of the “marketing gurus” (air quotes alert!) of our time. He’s written about a dozen books such as All Marketers are Liars and Tribes. As he describes … Continue reading

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Day 104

Tom Wolfe started as a newspaperman, one of those old time reporters.

“…it was always nighttime in my daydreams of the newspaper life. Reporters didn’t work during the day.” Continue reading

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Day 100 – Ahead by a Century

Another awesome writing session. Still bouncing around from vignette to vignette – two major scenes coming up in the coming days that I already have forming in my head. I have a lot of material that I want to get down before I start Draft 2. In fact, the way things are going, I might just patch together more vignettes if they keep coming, maybe all the way through to the end of the book… Continue reading

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Day 71 – Sideways

SidewaysJust found out today that in exactly one week from Tuesday, the sequel to Sideways will be published. Quite aptly, it is call Vertical.

Now as some of you know, Sideways the movie is one of my favourites – it was one of those rare movies that not only captured the book in many ways, but took advantage of the things that movies could do that a book couldn’t like film the actual vineyards and incorporate that quirky music that really made it. (BTW, if we played a really short game of “What Sideways character are you?”, I’d be Miles. But then you knew that…) Continue reading

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