Books, Reading, & Libraries

Library Haul and Reading List 5/15/15

Library Stack 5/15/15

I didn’t make a list post last week as we were out of town and I didn’t get by the library. This week’s list is mostly fiction again, although I am reading A Curious Mind, by Brian Grazer. (Not pictured because I borrowed the eBook from the library.) It’s an interesting look at what Grazer …

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10 Approaches to Revision


Most people think of revision as painful and something to be avoided. It’s much more fun to play with a first draft than to try to take something half-baked and shape it into something publishable. If you want to make money writing, though, you have to revise. No one’s work is perfect on the first …

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Advice For Older Writers


Writing doesn’t suffer from quite the same age bias as other media occupations, but there is sometimes a tendency to favor younger writers over older writers. Why? Because younger writers are viewed as having a longer career ahead of them (which means more money for the publisher). Also, the sad truth is that younger writers …

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Go Beyond Online Research


It’s great that we live in an age where information is just a couple of mouse clicks away. Gone are the days when we had to slog through the stacks at the library for even the simplest research. Unfortunately, too many of us have become excessively reliant on the Internet for our research needs. It’s …