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500,000 Found Words

This week, I found roughly 500,000 lost words that I wrote over a 6 year period. Backstory: In 2007-2008, I had two catastrophic computer crashes on two separate machines. Shortly before my thesis was due to my adviser, my iBook … Continue reading

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Well, I’m 15 pages away from being finished with reaching the 120-page minimum for my thesis.  So that’s the progress of the day. Can someone get me a cookie?  They’re in the freezer.

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This made my writerly day

This blog from a sports-writer/blogger at the Kansas City Star about the best sports reporting day he ever had is wonderful. It made me smile quite a lot. Rulon Gardner? Olympics? It’s great, and the original story he wrote (included … Continue reading

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A book is just the beginning

There’s a short entry in the L.A. Times’s “Jacket Copy” blog (read it, it’s usually pretty good) called “The Young and the Published.”  Ben Casnocha, author of a non-fiction book called “My Start-Up Life,” starts with this: Do you have … Continue reading

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Rain, rain, write

It’s raining today, and tomorrow, and the next day.  Oregon, woo.  I’m supposed to be working on my thesis today — self-proscribed plan of re-engagement in the whole thing — but I can’t seem to get there.  The problem is … Continue reading

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Another day, another fake

So, another memoir is completely faked.  Why did the author have to be a writer from my town, claiming to have gone to my school? Other things I’ve been reading today: “What Would Alex Keaton Do?” at the New York … Continue reading

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Today is just yesterday’s hangover

Yesterday sucked. Teaching, as usual — that was fine, except for the part where it’s still too early in the day for me.  But then, my group and I had a 2-hour presentation on the educational system of Russia for … Continue reading

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Writing Contest

I know there are some Kelly Link fans out there.  She’s judging what looks to be an interesting (and relative inexpensive) contest: The $5 Innovative Fiction Contest is open for submissions. Our 2008 judge is fabulous (fabulist) fiction writer Kelly … Continue reading

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