Monthly Archives: October 2013

Lou Reed and Memory

I shouldn’t have been surprised to find out Lou Reed passed away the other day. Reed was in his 70s, had done about as much damage to himself through drinking and drugs that you can do, and recently had a … Continue reading

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Cool marketing concept: Book blind dates

Cool marketing concept: Book blind dates.   Found this awesome concept on Michelle Proulx’s blog. Basically, bookstores wrap up a book in plain brown wrapping, add a list of key elements to the front, and away the reader goes into … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo and Me

I’ve decided to try NaNoWriMo this year, so, nerd that I am, I scoured multiple sources for advice on how to defeat the month-long novel writing challenge. One of the websites I came across offered the advice, “Write a what-if … Continue reading

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Banksy, Bloomberg, and the 5 Pointz Building

It’s not news that the elusive street artist Banksy has been doing a month-long unofficial residency in the city of New York. You can see the work he’s claimed as his on his Instagram account. Some of my favorite pieces … Continue reading

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A Brilliant Blog Post About the Acid Western Genre from “The Stuff that Films Are Made Of”

I came across this brilliant analysis of the Acid Western genre today. I just wish it had been around when I started writing my book–it would have saved me a lot of work! Anyway, it’s here now, so here it … Continue reading

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Writing Your Strengths -or- I’ll Write a Farce! Oh, Wait, I’m not Funny

I’ve been struggling lately with what my next book will be. One day, I came up with a brilliant idea. I was reading Beckett’s Murphy–a book about a man who likes nothing better than the states of non-existence he arrives … Continue reading

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Native American Stereotypes in Film and Literature

So I want to start this blog post off with a disclaimer. I am not Native American, I am not among the people most affected by this topic, and I’m definitely not an expert on the topic. However, while I … Continue reading

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