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Writing with the Write Stuff

It’s a question the big-time interviewers ask writers all the time, usually rockstar-writers: “So where did the idea for (insert newest NYT best-selling book title HERE) come from, and why write about it now?” These writers have whatever the answer is down to a tagline: “Well, Oprah, I went to Alaska in 1988 and there… Continue reading Writing with the Write Stuff

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New Year Must-Do’s Redux

It's that time of year again. The "I WILL read ______ this year." For some, it's Moby Dick. Others, War and Peace, or Ulysses. For many late-Boomers and Gen-Xers, the generation's most talked-about literary wonder was--and remains--David Foster Wallace's epic novel, Infinite Jest. I read it back in 2016. Then I read it again in… Continue reading New Year Must-Do’s Redux

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On Creating a Human Being

I want to address, briefly, how we, as human beings, think. Not what we think, but how. This is a huge area study, and as a writer, it’s important to know. For example, why do we make decisions, time and again, that have negative impacts on us, yet we never seem to learn our lessons?… Continue reading On Creating a Human Being