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How Far Does a Book Travel? At Least to Amsterdam.

How Far Does a Book Travel? At Least to Amsterdam.

There used to be a project – it may still exist – of leaving a book in a public place along with a note to pass it along and post where it was found. I’ve never done that but what a cool idea. Something kinda similar happened to me this week. My friend Fred landed in Amsterdam for a holiday and while popping around the city he went into a coffee house and saw a stack of books. There, buried…

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Yes, I’m still on about the poetry class

Yes, I’m still on about the poetry class

Don’t ask me why. I’m not even a poet. But I really wanted to learn more about how to write more beautifully. So, in child-like stomping-ness, I found the format called a cinquain. Read about it here. My attempt: Drums beat floating on air Catch my heart’s reverie mirroring a time I once knew, long gone

Who Gives a Rip About Poetry?

Who Gives a Rip About Poetry?

In the last few weeks I signed up to take two poetry seminars. Both were cancelled for lack of interest. A novel-writing course at the same venue was so popular they had to add a second session. Which lead me to wonder whether anyone gives a rip about poetry. I do. Poets know how to pack a punch is so few lines it makes me shake my head in wonder. I still am amazed at the power of four tiny lines in one of…

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Free Book: Digital Freedom – Carve Out a (great) Living Online

Free Book: Digital Freedom – Carve Out a (great) Living Online

On September 16, 2016, Matt Stone and Hung Pham are releasing a new book, Digital Freedom – How Millions are Carving Out a Dependable Living Online. If you get over to their site now you can reserve a free copy and then download on the 16th. The book isn’t just about making a living writing; it’s more about the many, many things you can do to create an online income – – with the goal of leaving the employment world and…

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Did you catch my interview on The Creative Penn Podcast?

Did you catch my interview on The Creative Penn Podcast?

Joanna Penn, most-excellent thriller writer and podcaster, interviewed me on TheCreativePenn Podcast, on the topic of Visual Writing. Joanna and I share a love of using images to inspire our writing and this was the topic of the podcast. You can hear the entire interview or just read the transcript by popping over to Joanna’s site. And in case you weren’t aware of it, I wrote a Kindle book on using images to Vanquish Writer’s Block. I’ve gotten some really…

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