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2016-03-19 18:53
You will be thrilled, indifferent, or mildly interested to know that I have now completed all seven volumes in my guides for writers series.The previous post described number 5. Number 6 in… Read More
2016-03-19 18:53
Just a brief note to let you know that the fifth in my series of Writer's Guides is now available. Title: A Writer's Guide to Traditional Publishing.Here's the blurb:This is a book whic… Read More
2016-03-19 18:53
Here is another in Loren Kantor's series of woodcuts of writers. (I mentioned other examples here.)I knew quite a lot of the Hemingway life story, but until I read Loren's accompanying artic… Read More
2016-03-19 18:53
Some time ago, specifically on 24 September 2004, I wrote a description on this blog of a web site set up by one Andrew Malcolm: it went by the name of Akme, and it took the form, mainly, of… Read More
2015-05-27 10:42
Back in July 2006, as you doubtless remember, I mentioned a well reviewed book by Robert Eggleton: Rarity from the Hollow. Well, it's still in print, from a different publisher, and in Kindl… Read More
2014-09-16 08:29
Loren Kantor has completed another woodcut of a famous author: this time Virginia Woolf. (For Loren's portrait of Hemingway, click here.)To my eye, this woodcut makes the troubled lady look… Read More
2013-09-12 18:49
Further to what I was saying in August, I have another book out in my series of guides for writers. This one is called A Writer's Guide to Success -- subtitled A Serious Look at a Serious Su… Read More
2013-06-21 19:10
Just to let you know that my latest book for writers, How to Write a Novel that Works, is available FREE in Kindle format as of 22 June for 5 days.Subtitled A Straightforward, Practical Guid… Read More
2013-05-11 09:15
The art of the woodcut is not yet dead. Loren Cantordoes some interesting work on arts-related subjects, such as Edgar Allan Poe. Worth a look Read More

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