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William H Gass quote Are you ready to publish an e-book? Before you publish an ebook it makes smart business sense to go to Amazon, and do some keyword searches on what is selling, and how people will find your ebook. Ebooks can be published on almost any device, but most authors choose to start …
Timeline by Michael Cricton From the author of Jurassic Park…. I’m currently rereading Timeline , published in 1999, by the late Michael Crichton, famous for writing Jurassic Park and the Lost World. (He didn’t write anything remotely resembling Jurassic World or Jurassic Park III, just the two books the first two movies are based on) …
Eula Biss On Immunity Mark Zuckerberg loves this book.  So does Bill Gates. This book caught me by surprise, and I found myself enjoying it a lot.  If you like reading something controversial and fantastic, then I strongly recommend On Immunity: An Inoculation, 2014, by Eula Biss- the of the major books which Mark Zuckerberg …
True success is a labyrinth. It takes action. It takes logic. it takes perseverance. And it takes courage. A moving maze Granted, my experience with labyrinths is pretty much restricted to a yearly corn maze adventure around Halloween and enjoying some James Dashner, and his book The Maze Runner on a cold wintery day, but …
A new book has just been released by one of the leading voices in the realm of geopolitics, George Friedman. Entitled Flashpoints: The Emerging Crisis in Europe, 2015, Friedman delivers an unusual blend of geopolitical analysis and personal experience to describe the historical, present day, and future fault-lines along the borderlands on the European peninsula and its …
Writing quotes are everywhere. Some people want them because it gives them some sort of perspective on their own writing journey. For others, it is about the need to feel a sense of belonging to the writer whom they admire, but they can’t get the one-on-one time they want. A new writer needs support as …
The challenge of publishing and why perseverance pays off If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. End of post. Just kidding. But to be honest, sometimes we all need a reminder that persevering will pay off in the end. There are so many clichés like the one above, that have been around for years …
Quote of Sherlock Holmes The best way to judge if you need to improve your online writing is to stop for a moment and look at what you think is good- and what other writers know is good. There is a lot of personal and stop thinking that you know what you are doing, because …
Robert Harris is well known for his books of historical-fiction. His latest, from 2013, An Officer and a Spy is the true story of how a Jewish-French officer, Alfred Dreyfus is convicted, falsely as it turns out, of being a double-agent for the Germans around the turn of the 20th century.  This is a good read …
Here are some lighter non-fiction reads… Bill Bryson’s One Summer, which describes the outstanding events of the summer of the year 1927. Very America-centric, but entertaining never-the-less.  Always well written, always something to learn when it comes to Bryson. Simon Winchester’s The Men who United the States: America’s Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics…A really enlightening study on …
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