Bathroom Reading - February 14, 2019

A collection of interesting reads from around the web to read after your second cup of coffee: "Dan Mallory, 2 Starkly Similar Novels and the Puzzle of Plagiarism" - the continuing saga of The Woman in the Window author Dan Mallory (A.J. Finn), first described in an eye-opening exposé…

"I Traded My iPad for a Smith-Corona"

Author Ami Hendrickson was kind enough to interview me about my writing process, specifically my using a typewriter during the drafting phase. The typewriter is one of several ways I draft my books and stories and it's certainly my favorite. Pop over and have a read if you've got a…

Art in the Age of Entitlement

Carrie V Mullins for Electric Lit: People have always felt a sort of ownership over art, and that’s actually good. It’s why you keep a book on your shelf and return to it, it’s why you hang a picture on your wall that speaks to you. But…

The Richness of Small-Town Bookstores

A great article by Kea Wilson for strongtowns.org about the value added to a town by the presence of an independent bookstore. I found this particular bit of information very enlightening: Independent bookstores often employ relatively large staffs, at least in comparison to their chain and no-box counterparts. The…

Find Your People

I have a small group of writers I talk to every day. We have our own digital space to shoot the breeze, shitpost, and share our writing for feedback. I trust them implicitly with my words and their guidance is the most valuable resource I have for improving my writing.…

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I'd forgotten I'd been sitting on this domain for the last several years. After I got out of tech blogging, I wasn't sure what to do with it, but I've been thinking about getting back into casual blogging again. I might talk about tech, but more often than not I'll…