How to Write a Bestseller

I just finished reading a book that purports to share the secrets of writing a bestselling novel, and I found it fascinating. The BestSeller Code: Anatomy of the Blockbuster Novel is by Jodie Archer and Matthew L. Jockers, and what it uses is text mining to uncover the shared elements of bestsellers.  As I understand […]

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My Word for 2017

So many people do this that it’s become cliche. But, oh well, I’m going to do it anyway because it is fun. What I’m talking about is choosing a word–or words, as I usually do–for the new year.  Half the time I lose my words to the mists of forgetting and if you asked me […]

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