Monthly Archives: December 2013

Tree Ornaments, Reading Tips, and Other Midweek Reflections

Just because you’re allergic to a Christmas tree doesn’t (apparently) mean you’re allergic to all of them. It took our fake tree breaking to try again, even though we live in Christmas-tree land here in Oregon. All my favorite holiday … Continue reading

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Toward or Towards

I’m pretty much a stickler for grammar rules. My newspaper background included drilling on AP Style rules, and because none of the papers I worked for had the budget to buy its reporters copies of this guide, I bought my … Continue reading

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Quiet Novels

Yesterday author Suzy Vitello very kindly highlighted my Late Night Library interview and, in particular, my definition of a quiet novel on her blog, Let’s Talk about Writing. And she used those things as a springboard to ask her blog … Continue reading

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Cyber Monday–and a Note about Amazon’s Stocking Practices

Happy Cyber Monday! We’re offering a crazy discount today for Stevan Allred’s debut linked short story collection, A Simplified Map of the Real World–$5 off the $18 book if you buy it on our Gumroad page, plus the free ebook version … Continue reading

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