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The Doom With The Dragon Tattoo

The Doom With The Dragon Tattoo

Stieg Larsson’s novel The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has taken the world by storm. Amazon.com declared it the best-selling e-book ever for the Kindle. In Sweden the novel won awards, and wherever it’s gone on sale it seems to dominate the bestseller lists. Publishing’s reaction to Larsson’s success is indicative of everything that is [...]

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Spammers Know Me Better Than Me…

Spammers Know Me Better Than Me…

Internet spam is better than a tarot card reading for determining what’s going on in your life. I say this because I’d like to imagine that all the spammers have my best interests at heart. They just want me to have a better life, really, I’m sure of it. I mean, that has to be [...]

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Movie Review: An Empress and The Warriors

Movie Review: An Empress and The Warriors

About a million years ago I signed up with Best Buy for their frequent buyer program. Every so often they send me a $5 coupon, so I hit the store and look for some DVD to enjoy. I generally hunt for either a classic or something that looks interesting and, with the coupon, will be [...]

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Authors Can Be Stupid: Entitlement? Really?

Authors Can Be Stupid: Entitlement? Really?

My post yesterday, Authors Can Be Stupid: Please Feed The Authors, can seem to have been rather unsympathetic to authors who are caught in the Amazon-Macmillan fight. They could very well be in a difficult position, and panic can be expected. I have no idea what percentage of sales go out through Amazon, but it’s [...]

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Why I can’t read your stories…

One of the cool things about the Internet is that I get to hear from a lot of folks—here in comments, on Facebook, and on Twitter. If you’re on either of those services, feel free to add me as a friend and/or follow me. (On Twitter I tend to post a bunch of links to [...]

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Thursdays are my Kryptonite! (Plus a mystery!)

Two Thursdays in a row and my output drops to almost nothing. I got a late start because I was up past my bedtime the night before. I finished off the chapter I’d started Wednesday evening, but then got no further. We had some ambiguity about the timing for today’s recordings at Draco Vista Studio—there [...]

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And then there is Monday’s talk…

On Monday evening, at 6:30 pm, I shall return to the Changing Hands bookstore in Tempe, Arizona to give my 21 Days to a Novel course. This will be my third time doing this two hour class there. Registration is required—last time they had a packed room and a waiting list. The cost is $25. [...]

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