Category Archives: Writing by others

“I Used to Write for Sports Illustrated. Now I Deliver Packages for Amazon.”

Here is a great article by Austin Murphy, author and longtime Sports Illustrated senior writer. He penned thousands of articles for Sports Illustrated over 33 years, 140 of them cover stories. He interviewed five presidents. He now delivers packages for … Continue reading

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Wallpaper* magazine

I first discovered Wallpaper* magazine in 1999. It was a thin volume then, all about design. “The Stuff That Surrounds You.” I think they now say, “The Stuff That Refines You.” It has grown into a massive tome, hundreds of … Continue reading

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33 Steps to Being an Artist

33 Steps to Being an Artist is an excellent read by Jerry Salz originally appearing in New York Magazine. Archived here by the Vulture (external link) Well worth fifteen minutes. I’d add that being an artist means taking away, reducing, … Continue reading

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Amazing Grace, The Future, No Despair and Dying

It’s been three decades since my insomnia, bad dreams, and nightmares started. And my daytime anxiety years before that. Although I don’t long for death, I long for its peace. Unless I am cast into hell, my thoughts return to … Continue reading

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The Inadequate Index — Another Writing Time Bandit

A book writer may have thirty or forty books aiding ¬†his or her research and writing. I certainly do. Unless one has years before deadline, it is impossible for a writer to read each book cover to cover, for the … Continue reading

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Just Because I Like Bob Dylan

Good writing is captivating and compelling. It rolls off the tongue and imagination as easily as a marble rolling off a glass tabletop. Lewis Carroll had the gift. Dylan, too, in a ¬†different way. May all your writing roll. Tombstone … Continue reading

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Twitter and Instagram Tips for Newbies; Hashtags Explained

As I learn about social media to help publicize my book, my brother (external link) sends this in about Twitter and Instagram: Twitter and Instagram Tom, hashtags are used to classify content on Instagram and Twitter for search purposes and … Continue reading

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