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Stephen King on Writing

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Stephen King knows a thing or two about writing and he wrote a pretty good book on the subject. Here are 20 of King’s “rules for writers.”

Ghostwriting, Politics and Donald Trump

Ghostwriting

Since I follow politics closely and have also done some ghostwriting, I was intrigued to discover this recent story in which Donald Trump’s ghostwriter for his best-selling book, “The Art of the Deal,” essentially apologizes for his role in helping to create the mythology of Trump.

Why reading matters

Today, Barack Obama is being inaugurated as the 44th president of the United States. Yesterday, though, there was a fascinating article in the NY Times about Obama’s reading habits. Written by the paper’s book critic, Michiko Kakutani, the piece explores how Obama has been shaped by the books he has read and, by extension, how books […]

Japanese cellphone novels

A few weeks ago, I saw an article in the NY Times about the exploding popularity of “cellphone novels” in Japan. Until recently, cellphone novels — composed on phone keypads by young women wielding dexterous thumbs and read by fans on their tiny screens — had been dismissed in Japan as a subgenre unworthy of […]

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