Phones and Cyber Security

  Have a smart phone? Worried about someone poaching your identity or other personal data? I’m not overly paranoid about such, but the article linked below should provide a heads-up on the subject of phone security.   HowStuffWorks Visit my website here, and my FB Fan Page here for more on ideas and events that matter to me […]

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The Novel As Raw Data

    Telegraph Avenue, by Michael Chabon   For all the verbiage there’s not much here – but then there is. If you’re looking for interior looks at characters and a memorable story, you won’t find either. But then that’s the way of this postmodern novel genre. (I won’t go into any depth here in […]

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Bare For Books

I don’t use paper calendars anymore, but I might seek out this one – just for the sake of books you understand.   National Post   Visit my website here, and my FB Fan Page here for more on ideas and events that matter to me – and possibly to you.

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Assaying Covers

Hey writers! A book cover is one of the most important considerations in launching a book, and from the link below  you may get some hints of how to judge covers from this evaluation by The Millions. Readers! You can play this game, too, you know. And you just may discover something about yourself and […]

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Procrastinating the Inventory

This weekend (it’s 19 degrees this morning, snow on the ground) here in the Blue Ridge Mountains, trying to avoid cabin fever, I’ve been taking inventory of my books. I try to resist being a book version of King Midas (you’ll remember he loved running his hands through his golden gains), but it’s tough. Some […]

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