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It’s like Eat, Pray, Love, with vampires!

How not to pitch your manuscript (with thanks to Leslie Pietrzyk) Advertisements

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Book Launch 2.0

At once the funniest and most depressingly accurate take on book/author promo: “You Tube. Of course! ‘Cause you know, that’s the dream, right? Twenty years ago when I wanted to become a writer, a big part of the dream was … Continue reading

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When I read fiction

As I believe I have freely admitted before in these pages (pages? entries?  updates?), as a rule when I dip into contemporary fiction, it’s fiction for the junior set.   I’m a fan of the Harry Potter series.  And I recently … Continue reading

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Wired for iPad

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The New Yorker on Memoir

Kudos go to New Yorker writer Daniel Medelsohn for not mentioning the Laura Albert/JT Leroy scandal in the context of his piece on memoir.  As declared in previous Hinterlands post (subset of the ongoing “Memoir Controversy” thread): However, in parting,  … Continue reading

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Let's call it memoir week.  Next up, a discussion of Daniel Medelsohn's New Yorker "Books" piece on memoir.  But first, this arrived yesterday in my in-box, courtesy the OED online's word-of-the-day. memoir, n.             DRAFT REVISION Sept. 2009  … Continue reading

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Almond skins

With yet another round of winter shutting us indoors, I rose to the challenge of blanching almonds. Someone, please, send spring.

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