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Five Thousand Whats

April 20, 2013

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As I write this paragraph, my blog is racing past a milestone that I would have, at one time, thought unreachable: five thousand subscribers. Now before you go getting all impressed – or thinking that I’m trying to impress you – please keep reading. What does it mean to have five thousand followers? To the […]

Who Knew?

November 25, 2011

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At the urging of a few fellow bloggers, I’ve put together and published a book of about fifty posts from the past eighteen months. I was going to say that I did it “by popular demand,” but that’s a weird expression that always makes me think of mobs of people in the streets waving torches […]

Winter’s Thaw

September 21, 2011

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My good friend and blogging buddy, Priya, recently sent me the beginning of a story she wanted to write. She asked me to add a few paragraphs, then send it back to her. The idea was that we would continue taking turns extending the story until it was finished, like a single plant growing from […]

Paper or Plastic?

August 24, 2010

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Electronic book readers are dropping from the sky like an invasion from Mars. At least that’s how it appears to me. I’m the only person on the planet who still doesn’t have a cell phone, I’ve never sent or received a text message, and I wouldn’t know a BlackBerry from a Baby Ruth. Yet when […]

Eating Quicksand, and My Words

July 17, 2010

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I resisted blogging for a long time. I even made fun of the word: blogging. It seemed to describe the sound you’d make if you were drowning in quicksand. Even worse was the term blogosphere. I’m not sure why, but I pictured a huge glass ball splattered with mud. I still do, actually. The truth […]

Choosing to Self-Publish

May 14, 2010

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The stereotype persists that self-published authors are second-rate, and that they wouldn’t make it on the traditional route. The fact is, many of us have spent months or years producing what we believe is good work, and we aren’t willing to let an overwhelmed, underpaid reader decide if our books are going to make it […]