I read this article on the NY Times’ Book Review today, always seeking insights from others which might better my own writing process. To me, and to most serious writers, the value of editing is obvious. So why such an article from two successful writers? To paraphrase Benjamin Franklin, because common knowledge isn’t always so commonly […]Read More The Vanity of Not Editing
Tomorrow, March 16, 2015, marks the official launch of Bob’s long awaited novel, WE ARE STRONG, BUT WE ARE FRAGILE, available here, where you’ll find the exciting trailer for the book, and here. Here’s the book description: Samuel II, mayor of Citadel, a Blue Ridge Mountain enclave, is determined to end the city’s wars with devolved […]Read More We Are Strong, But We Are Fragile
The Magic of Reality – How We Know What’s Really True, by Richard Dawkins I picked this book from my late wife’s collection of unread books and decided to give it a try. I know a bit about the author; he’s a biologist of note, and one of a growing number of thoughtful persons claiming […]Read More Magic and Belief, Complete
Friend David Frauenfelder has just this morning nominated me – and several other of his friends, including Lyn Fairchild Hawks and Susan Rountree for consideration, as Dave put it, “A Versatile Blogger Chain Thingie,” an attempt to recognize bloggers for their, well, versatility. And we’re supposed to tell readers some seven interesting things about ourselves […]Read More How Versatile Can You Get?
If you’re a writer out there, or a practitioner of any art form, for that matter, what does success mean to you? And before we go any further, let me ask you to read this article. Another recent article, this one on writing, argues that publication is only a means to an end. But what […]Read More The Yin and Yang of Writing, Publication, and Readership