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mark-miller's picture
May.24.2013
  Today, we have the pleasure of talking with N.Y. Times and USA Today best-selling author Hugh Howey. He is the author of the award-winning Molly Fyde Saga and I, Zombie, but is perhaps best known for Wool.      Wool introduces readers to the...
terry-odell's picture
Mar.18.2013
  Last week, I sub­mit­ted a chap­ter of my cur­rent man­u­script to my crit part­ners, and one of them responded that she had trou­ble with a ref­er­ence, even though I thought it was in context. Here’s the setup. Jinx, who’s an intel gath­erer...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Dec.04.2012
  December 4   PERSONAL DICTIONARY     Everyone keeps a dictionary in his or her head.  All the words lay on platters each with its own flavor and meaning.  There are favorite menus, phrases, which form warmly in the mouth and hang sweetly for the ear.  Other...
thaisa-frank's picture
Jul.08.2012
This week my book ENCHANTMENT is being released and--at the urging of some intrepid supporters--I am launching it with a story-in-tweets for Twitter.  Twitter has always been a mystery to me. I see it as a two-storey gossamer house. On the first floor etheric people float from tweet to tweet...
matthew-biberman's picture
Jul.20.2010
My friend and grad school adviser Stanley Fish sent shock waves through the blogosphere when he praised Sarah Palin's book. "I wouldn't count myself a fan in the sense of being a supporter," he wrote in a review, still "I found it compelling and very well done." Given the...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Dec.04.2009
December 4   PERSONAL DICTIONARY    Everyone keeps a dictionary in his or her head.  All the words lay on platters each with its own flavor and meaning.  There are favorite menus, phrases, which form warmly in the mouth and hang sweetly for the ear.  Other vocabulary is exotic, pungent,...
gary-g-gach's picture
Mar.30.2008
German for "environment" / "surrounding world," coined by Jakob Johann von Uexküll (September 8, 1864 - July 25, 1944) to refer to seeing the world from a particular lifeform's p.o.v.   Here, for example, is Baron von Uexküll writing of a tick's umwelt:    ...