Archive for the ‘Write a Great Book’ Category

The iPad, the Kindle, and the Future of Publishing

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Interesting New Yorker article on the state of publishing and the impact of the iPad, Amazon, and Google. The article is long, but worth reading for a behind-the-scenes look at some of the realities of publishing and bookselling today. Best quote: "Publishing exists in a continual state of forecasting its own demise; ...

What makes a good novel?

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Just read an interesting article in The Wall Street Journal: "Good Novels Don't Have to Be Hard." Lev Grossman says the key to the 21st-century novel is "the ongoing exoneration and rehabilitation of plot." He spends a good bit of time slamming the early 20th-century Modernists for being too difficult to ...

Ex-hippie-war-protester-turned-soldier-supporter tells the inside stories of Operation Iraqi Freedom

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

A Ballad for Baghdad—which I had the privilege of editing—is one of the most powerful books you'll ever read. Ali Turner, an ex-hippie-chick Viet Nam War protester who describes herself as a "recovered socialista/feminista," tells of the personal transformation that led her to spend 3 years in Baghdad supporting the soldiers ...

I’m featured in a new book about career-at-home moms

Monday, October 13th, 2008

One of the wonderful benefits of owning your own business is that your future is in YOUR hands and not resting at the mercy of a large corporation or the stock market. Given all the bad economic news lately, wouldn't it be nice to be the one in control of your ...