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Talking with Ron Rash, April 25, 7 p.m.

“Almost all of the great books are regional books,” Ron Rash (Serena) has said. “Landscape is destiny.” We’ll be talking about his latest novel, The Cove, on April 25, at McNally Jackson.

"Sleep on your writing; take a walk over it; scrutinize it of a morning; review it of an afternoon; digest it after a meal; let it sleep in your drawer a twelvemonth; never venture a whisper about it to your friend, if he be an author especially. You may read selections to sensible women, -- if young the better."
A. Bronson Alcott

Random picks

  • Accomplished story writer David Means on why he hasn’t written a novel. Very well said. I know there are a few of you out there with vehement opinions on this. Thoughts? Yeah, I’m tempted by the novel. Tempted is the correct word because compared to the demands of the story it would seem that the novel, all that wide-open space, would be enticing after four story collections. But what’s not enticing to me is the idea of simply going big and wide for the sake of giving into the possibility of going big. I love novels, and I read them more than anything, but stories cut...
  • Monday’s Margins: New David Foster Wallace, Self-Publishing Answers and NaNoWriMo AdviceNew books released this week include: Both Flesh and Not: Essays by David Foster Wallace, Magnificence by Lydia Millet, Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver, and Custer by Larry McMurtry. Jane Friedman, former Identity Theory fiction editor and Writer’s Digest publisher and current web editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review, did a Reddit Ask Me Anything on writing and self-publishing. Michele Filgate, also formerly of Identity Theory, wrote a personal essay on her reading life at The Rumpus...
  • I did a rough calculation the other day and worked out that in my reading lifetime I must have worked my way through in excess of 2,000 books.  Of those, a handful have changed my life, many have enthralled me, some have rendered me nearly catatonic, while others have entertained, informed and appalled me in equal measure.  Only one has reduced me to despair. The Shack. I despair, not because this tasteless twaddle has sold millions of copies and made shedloads of money, nor  because one Eugene H Peterson has said of it: “When the imagination of a writer and the passion of a theologian cross...
  • Take a look at how people just like yourself are using Niche Marketing techniques online to make a successful home income for themselves.
  • A program referred to as 12 month millionaire was recently launched by Russell Brunson, which is a 6 half audio interview with unsolicited mail marketer. This program relies on Vince James now out of print e-book 12 Month Millionaire.

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Fast fact about writing

By definition, the modern practice of history begins with written records; evidence of human culture without writing is the realm of prehistory.