Category Archives: non-fiction writing

What Does Junk Mail and Wikipedia Have in Common?

The answer is that both only get  a two to three percent response to their solicitations. And while junk mail sells junk, Wikipedia serves a good purpose. Their articles do a fine job of providing secondary source material  (external link) and … Continue reading

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Notes to Other Writers Using Word and Acrobat DC

This discussion is what Americans call inside baseball. Every non-writer can safely tune out. I’m using the latest version of Microsoft Office for the Mac, as well as the expensive Adobe Acrobat DC for creating .pdf files. After much experimenting … Continue reading

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Going Bow-Wow For Bauhaus

It’s the one hundredth anniversary of the Bauhaus School (internal link) and *Wallpaper Magazine continues to be a fine resource for discovering more about this historic event. They review a Berlin Bauhaus exhibit at this URL: https://www.wallpaper.com/design/original-bauhaus-berlin-exhibition-review This is just … Continue reading

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Out Rockhounding in The Nopah Range

Went rockhounding Monday an hour’s drive west of Las Vegas, Nevada. The Nopah Range is mostly in Inyo County, California. Extremely scenic, no trees. Bring your own shade. https://southwestrockhounding.com/2019/09/03/back-to-the-nopah-range/  A geologist friend of mine remarked on the photo below, “That’s … Continue reading

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The Self-Righteous Self-Help Industry

“We are truly the sum of our own choices, nothing more.” That’s the distillation of every self-righteous self-help advocate who has never had a loved one suffer or die from mental illness. Or had a loved one killed when someone … Continue reading

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Book Contract Cancelled

Yesterday was the worst day of my writing career. I was trying to get my book contract cancelled since I no longer trusted the people who lied to me over 14 months. It took eight hours of angry, bitter, inflamed … Continue reading

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Does a Book Validate You as A Writer?

It’s in every writer’s DNA to want to have a book published but it’s not necessary to prove a writer’s worth. I make little money from my writing but I am still a professional and proud of it. Writing can … Continue reading

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