Writing Success: On the wings of a majestic owl?

The other day I was sitting at my desk, flabbergasted that we, as a people, haven’t yet trained birds to bring us everything we need. There are so many birds out there, and they’ve been there forever, and there are so many things that we use on a daily basis that are bird carry-able, that…
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Facebook vs. Real Books: Is your story valuable?

All around Menolo Park, California, the Ducati and Ferrari dealerships are preparing themselves for the Facebook IPO. Managers of jewelry stores and walk-in-humidor companies and purveyors of gold plated toilets are all rubbing their hands together and grinning like villains because a lot of young people are about the get very rich. At the risk…
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Nobody likes a writer’s pity party

If you want someone to read your work, you need to call attention to yourself. In other news: the sky is blue, water is wet, writers are broke, and editors like Advil. I’m amazed at how often people forget the attention bit. The one thing tabloids do very well, aside from find unflattering pictures of…
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