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Send to KindleHuddle up, writers. This post’s for you. As social media has eroded the once formidable barrier between writers and readers, it is now commonplace, even expected, for readers to contact writers directly via the writer’s website, Facebook, Twitter … Continue reading

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Send to KindleGood writers never stop learning their craft, and the best teachers are other writers. My most recent lesson came from J. K. Rowling, a.k.a. Robert Galbraith. Very few books in a lifetime of reading have delighted me as … Continue reading

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Cementing the Goal Posts

Send to Kindle  Writing is a rigged game in which the goal posts recede as you approach them. At first, the deepest desire of the writer’s heart is to find an agent, the necessary first step toward finding a publisher. … Continue reading

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Send to KindleI’m thrilled to share the first pre-publication reviews of A DANGEROUS FICTION, coming out on July 27 with Viking Books. I wish I could quote the whole reviews, but for copyright reasons I don’t think I can.  I … Continue reading

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