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See If You Can Imagine What I Might Say About This Kind of Thing

Rejection is the norm for authors. So why do we hide it? Sophie Mackintosh Huge deals and fairytales are sexy anomalies – almost all writers face setbacks, they’re an important part of the creative process   Mon 26 Aug 2019 07.37 EDTLast modified on Mon 26 Aug 2019 08.52 EDT

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What Have You Been Reading Lately? (Updated May 27, 2020)

Interview given by Tea Obreht, March 4, 2011: Q: What have you been reading recently? A: The book I read most recently is Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, which was really fun and pleasurable to read. I also read Touch by Alexi Zentner and I loved Swamplandia!. ( Pettigrew: published November 2010. Touch: April 2011.  Swamplandia: February … Continue reading »

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I’m always interested in where books were written, so here is a thing about where I wrote some books. From late 2010 to March 2012 I wrote a novel called “The Dream Devours the World” in San Diego, in my apartment–

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The Next Re-Edit

You must learn the ways of the midichlorians, if you’re to come with me to Alderaan. Judge me by my size, do you? And well you should not. For my ally is the midichlorians, and a powerful ally they are. Life creates them, makes them grow. Their energy surrounds us, and binds us. Luminous beings … Continue reading »

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Notions, Concepts, and Ideas

In “Annie Hall,” when they go to LA, at a party at Paul Simon’s house, one “Hollywood player” is heard saying to another, “Right now it’s just a notion, but I think I can get the money to make it a concept, and later turn it into an idea.”  We know that the recent Star … Continue reading »

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“I’ve always thought that I had the perfect hair to play Jim Hawkins from Treasure Island. But now that I’m too old to play him, I feel that my hair has been wasted! Keeps me awake at night, man!” — James McAvoy Me too, James.  Me too.  

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The Laffer Curve vs. Starve the Beast

Llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllet’s get ready to rumbllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllle!  Innnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn this corner…  from Chicago, Illinois…  we have…  the Aggro Mnemonics of Macroeconomics…  the Golden Calf of the Powerpoint Graph…  the Nomad Pagan of Ronald Reagan…  the Laffer Cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurve!  And in the other corner…  weighing in at small enough to drown in a bathtub…  we have…  the Hellfire Nemesis of … Continue reading »

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This Whole Idea

Ron Paul quotes: This whole idea that the whole Muslim world is responsible for this and they’re attacking us because we’re free and prosperous, that is just not true.   This whole idea that we have to be in 130 countries and 900 bases . . . is an old-fashioned idea.

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Cry for Me, Stara Zagora

Exercise Oct 11 2011 I know you won’t feel sorry for me. Stara Zagora is the most fabled city of the twenty-three real worldlines, and has sparkling echoes in nearly every of the one hundred and forty-four thousand shadow worlds. Perched on a marble hill overlooking a crystalline blue bay, the weather is near perfect … Continue reading »

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Read My Story

I got paid the big, big bucks for this, so you better read it.

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