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How To Blog About Books You Haven’t Read

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Regulars at 317am may have noticed that I’ve been pushing the envelope lately – blogging about movies I haven’t seen one day and about romance novels I haven’t read another. Ordinarily, I’d would feel uneasy about this sort of chutzpah, … Read more »

The Blog-to-Book Fantasy

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When I teach introductory courses on blogging, sooner or later a student will always raise a version of this question: what about a book? Can’t you put together a bunch of your blog posts and make a book that publishers … Read more »

Recommended Reading 2011

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It’s customary as the old year winds down for book critics everywhere to pull out their Best Books list, and in the past I’ve provided my lists of the best books for writers in this slot. I’ll try that again … Read more »