HARDBACKS, BROKEN SPINES,

& DUSTY COVERS
a blog about books, writing, and publishing

What would Hemingway do? Write a story. About women. In the rain.

As I was reading, I came across this sentence: "It was as if a light had been Nookd in a carved and painted lantern...." Thinking this was simply a glitch in the software, I ignored the intrusive word and continued reading. Some pages later I encountered the...

I think most of my fellow writers out there will appreciate the anecdote I’m about to share. As writers, our Normal Ship left port without us long ago (attributed to Terri Main). We who spend countless hours imprisoned by our obsession – researching, writing, editing...

There are two stories I often tell about my experiences with literary agents that end with the same punch line. They go like this… Agent 1: I’ve read your sample chapters. I think you write just like John Grisham. Me: Thank you! Agent 2: I’ve read your sample chapter...

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