Category Archives: Writing tips

A Content Mill Example

I enjoy writing for Catalogs.com. Some derisively call such sites content mills. But as a writer they are an opportunity to take on a variety of interesting and challenging work. Below is a recent article of mine. The assignment required … Continue reading

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Physical Books Making a Comeback. At Least in The UK.

The Telegraph has an interesting read today. Hardcopy books are coming back into style. It reminds me of vinyl records enjoying a resurgences. I think, though, that there’s little hope for hardcopy books in general as the “shelfie” trend the … Continue reading

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Dedicated Tablets for Book Titles?

The Amazon Fire tablet is now selling for $39.99 at Target. Earlier models cost less. It’s WiFi only and comes with a seven inch screen. That’s roughly the size of a conventional trade paperback. What if an e-book was bundled … Continue reading

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Google Makes You Think You Are More Popular Than You Are

Google’s search engine may place your posts and pages higher in returns on your machine than anyone else’s. ┬áIf I search for “creative nonfiction,” for example, I find two of my posts listed on their first page of returns. If … Continue reading

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The Bible According to Quentin Tarantino

Director Tarantio is known for reimagining many things, perhaps most famously for his reimagined ending of World War II in Inglorious Basterds. But I like the most what he did with the Bible in Pulp Fiction. In that film, the … Continue reading

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Estimating Nonfiction Book Sales – One Example

I’ve been in touch with a book publisher about an idea I have for a Nevada travel book. He asked me to work up some figures. How many copies would it sell? Not knowing any way to estimate, I spent … Continue reading

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News and Notes

Poetry and Fiction Course Dropped After due deliberation (internal link), I have dropped my poetry and fiction class. I just have too much to do at the moment. Perhaps I can come back to personal enrichment at another time. Newsmastering … Continue reading

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