Author Archives: anenewrites

The Enduring Value of Printed Books

In a day of otherwise sobering news, I found something uplifting: the resurgence of print in our digital age. Read the article that appeared in today’s New York Times. Here’s a link to the article: The Plot Twist: E-Book Sales … Continue reading

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Vive la Différence!

Let’s celebrate red, white and blue support for books! No…not our red, white and blue….I’m talking about France. Small book stores are thriving in that country. And in the July 10 issue of the New York Times, Pamela Druckerman provides … Continue reading

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Farenheit 2014

  “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, first Baron Acton (1834–1902) Attention all you bargain hunters out there! Thanks to you, Amazon has become the largest, most powerful bookseller in modern history. … Continue reading

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The Death of Romance

In 1986 I attended my first writers’ conference: two weeks at Johns Hopkins University. All in all, it seemed the stars converged to create an experience that was memorable, unique, cherished. I had the great good fortune to study under … Continue reading

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Keep Mum and Write On

When I was working on my novel (which, I’ll admit, took an incredibly long time), I made the mistake of sharing that information with people around me. As the weeks, months, and (yes) years passed I alternately worked on/shelved/suffered over … Continue reading

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Closing of the Year

I spent this last Sunday of the year as I spend many of my Sundays: reading the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and New York Times over a quiet breakfast and strong, fragrant coffee. Each of these newspapers featured lists and photographs … Continue reading

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A Toast to Maria Popova

It’s not often I scoop the New York Times. And even though I wrote about Brain Pickings before they did, their article about this engaging site offers a rich background and (in true Times fashion) wonderful insights. Maria Popova deserves … Continue reading

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