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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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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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Faith and Proof

This past weekend I spoke to a chapter of the Missouri Writers Guild, a group that goes by the name of Saturday Writers. In case you live near St. Louis, they meet the last Saturday of the month in the … Continue reading

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Closing Borders—And I’m Not Talking Arizona

I stopped by the two Borders bookstores closest to my home on Friday—the first day of the Borders liquidation sale. I wasn’t shopping for bargains, although it seemed that plenty of people in the long lines at the register were. … Continue reading

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From Writing To Retail

I’ve finished my novel. The short story that gave birth to my book’s central character is only a memory. The man in that story has evolved considerably. He’s deeper, more fully drawn. His suffering is more complex. Behind me are … Continue reading

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Throw Mama From the Bates Motel: Publishing 2010

Jane Henderson, a reporter with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, published a story on the front page of today’s paper about new options for publishing—thanks in large part to innovative publishers such as Blank Slate Press (who will bring out my forthcoming … Continue reading

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Anenepost 1: July 12, 2010

I have always valued ceremony. Believed that some designated hour or day—say midnight on New Year’s Eve, or the morning of my birthday—might usher in a whole new me. I am embarrassed to count the decades this thinking had me. … Continue reading

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