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The Nuclear Option: How to Trim the Fat Out of Your Manuscript, Part I

by Shawn E. Bell //

If you’re like most writers, you tend to use “tried and true” software packages that have been around for a long time, are accepted in most business settings, can be purchased at a great student discount, or that came with your computer when you purchased it. 1,262 more words


Self-publishing A Beautiful Family: chickens and eggs, eggs and chickens

By Marilyn Cohen de Villiers

How long, Oh Lord, how long?  How long before I hold a copy of A Beautiful Family in my eager little hands? 1,099 more words


Two Writers Walk Into This Bar . . .

What happens when two writers unexpectedly find themselves with a free evening together?

A nice dinner and a glass of wine? Laughter and bonding? Sharing experiences from both on and off the author trail? 525 more words


Homo Stuffs at Printed Matter

I’m in New York for the week and made a stop at Printed Matter. It was my first time at the 10th Ave. location…that place is a national treasure.

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The molecular TIE fighter

Where did the inspiration for the TIE fighters in Star Wars come from? Well, we surely can’t rule out that George Lucas read this Zeitschrift für anorganische und allgemeine Chemie… 10 more words


Path to Publication 2.2: On Being A Writer And Having Poor Impulse Control

My first novel is the start of a series. In my last column, I talked a bit about the process of researching the sequel, City of Rose… 189 more words


How the job market used to work...

For reasons that will become apparent in a few months (it’s not that exciting), I have spent a lot of today looking at papers associated with the discovery and early structural studies of ferrocene. 71 more words