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Your Chance at a Piece of History

An auction house will auction off Gene Roddenberry’s Mac next month. The computer was presented to the Star Trek creator way back in 1986 and is an original Mac model, but has apparently been upgraded in one manner or another.  The estimated value for the machine, not taking into account...
Blogging

On Blogging

A long time ago, I wrote about Stephen King’s book, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. I enjoyed the book and it was not only an interesting look at King’s own backstory but also a good read about why writers should be writing and how King himself creates his...
Grammar

NaNoWriMo II: The Sequel

I’ve just learned that some local writers who belong to a writing group I’ve attended are planning a sequel (or perhaps replacement is the better choice of word) for “NaNoWriMo,” the nickname for National Novel Writing Month, which is held during every November. The idea is that over the course...
Life

Race and Publishing

Millenia Black weighs in on dissention among black authors that's being caused by publishers she describes as being insistant that the writing of black authors should be relegated to African-American niche markets rather than mainstream fiction. She makes this interesting comment in her post, "Publishing Suppression ~ Suffer in Silence?:"...
Entertainment

Cover Contest

Author Tess Gerritsen, who is primarily known for medical thrillers, is offering an interesting contest on her website. At first, I wasn't sure why it was a contest, because there was no mention of a prize. Millenia Black then explained to me that the winner of the contest will be...
Writing

Blogging a Book

Have a story idea that screams to be made into a novel that you just don't want to write? If so, a new website called Glypho might be the place for you. I received an email from someone apparently associated with the site that explains what it offers. Have a...
Writing

Writing Superstitions

This is one of only two Friday the 13ths in 2006. Author Nate Kenyon made a post today about superstitions and fears in honor of the day. Aside from things that scare you in general, he mentions this superstition about his writing: "I don’t like to tell people about plots...
Writing

Back to the Writing

After taking a couple of weeks off from writing the novel because of the holidays and family time, I am back on it. This weekend, I went to Outback with my trusty laptop and wrote while I waited for the food to arrive. (Since I'm on a diet, there was...
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