Not related to writing, or to reading, or to publishing, or to anything else…
…just a shameless plug:
As some of you may know, my wife, Cathy, has been making hand-crafted soaps, lotions, and toiletries for some years now. She sells them during the summer at the Birch Bay Public Market (see the link in
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As Johnny Five never said: “Covers! Megabytes and megabytes of covers!”
I have recently been contacted by Jes Richardson, a photographer and cover designer. She does custom cover design, starting at a very affordable price point, and has recently added a new service, CoverBistro.com, where
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First, they announced plans to kill off Google Reader, which is a several-times-a-day part of my life.
Now, they’ve decided to make composing a new message in Gmail cooler and more streamlined and a whole bunch of other fancy words that mean nothing, by making you do it in tiny box in the lower right corner
Continue reading GOOGLE IS DOING SOME REALLY STUPID THINGS, LATELY.
Been a while since I did any blogging.
Not sure if anyone noticed that, or if anyone is still watching to see if I come back. No excuses, just got caught up in that weird “real life” thingy, and don’t, in fact, have much to say even now.
A (huge) part of the problem is that I
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Due to circumstances beyond my control, I am cancelling all travel plans for the rest of the year.
I will not be attending the 2012 Northwest Author Fair at Bob’s Beach Books in Lincoln City, OR, next Saturday as I had planned, and I will not be attending the second annual Florence
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I just got an interesting email from a concerned reader. In my novella, The Back Porch, I use the phrase “holding her close.” My reader asks:
“Shouldn’t this be ‘holding her closely’? Since ‘close’ modifies ‘holding,’ and since ‘holding’ is a verb, shouldn’t it be ‘closely,’ the adverb form?”
Actually, I have to give this reader
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John Doe, a cabinetmaker, was wandering through the stacks in the farthest, darkest corner of his local hardwood dealer’s lot one fine spring day, when he came upon a very old piece of old-growth cherry wood that had been lying there air-drying in that very yard for thirty years. It was four inches thick,
Continue reading The Cabinetmaker, the Photographer, the Sculptor, and the Editor
Come see me at the
A Family Event – Free Admission
Saturday, July 28th, 2012
From 11am – 5pm
Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland
…to this article by Ursula K. Le Guin at Book View Café:
I have a high opinion of story. I see it as the essential trajectory of narrative: a coherent, onward movement, taking the reader from Here to There. Plot, to me, is variation or complication of the movement of story.
Story goes. Plot elaborates the
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