Free Your Mind to Write. Smoke a Cigar.

When you have something to write, how do you start? Where? With an outline? Or a burst of notes? I didn’t plan it this way, but a large part of my interview with Leonard Mlodinow, bestselling author of Elastic, in the Los Angeles Review of Books doesn't talk about his book. Instead it is about … Continue reading Free Your Mind to Write. Smoke a Cigar.

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Writing and the reviewers: Eight hours … really?

What two words are a synonym for ineffectiveness? Book review  I know what you're thinking.  Here we go.  The ex-newspaper reviewer bitterly turns on the industry that used to feed him.  What a jerk. It's not that, my friends.  I'm still a reader of book reviews; this blog provides me with a modest little foothold … Continue reading Writing and the reviewers: Eight hours … really?