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Midmonth BookNotes – Magical May

In the May 2016 edition of the Midmonth BookNotes, you’ll find the latest novels and mysteries in romance, Katherine Hall Page, Deborah Larson, and William Norwich’s upcoming releases, & a couple can’t miss non-fiction titles…  6 more words


Writing Method: Writing into the Dark (Pantsers) by Dean Wesley Smith

There are numerous books out there on writing from a plotter’s perspective. So I thought, for fun, why not look at what’s been happening on the other side of the coin? 1,143 more words


Cooperation Rather Than Confrontation

Following the Civil War, economic recovery and expansion in the United States was to a large part driven by the expansion of the railroad system. 296 more words


Mini Habits - Breaking it Down

Stephen Guise is the founder of Deep Existence, a blog about self-development, and the writer of Mini Habits, a book about his personal philosophy on how to get things done (with research that backs up some of his arguments). 513 more words


Midmonth BookNotes – A Bibliographic Bounty

In the April 2016 edition of the Midmonth BookNotes, you’ll find the latest novels and mysteries in romance, Robyn Carr and Renee Patrick’s upcoming releases, & few things for the kids…  6 more words


Less is Almost Always More, Even When We Ask for More

The bread aisle at the grocery store confounds me.

I just wanted to buy a loaf of bread to make a sandwich – I didn’t really want to wade through 7 long shelves of every imaginable type of bread possible. 613 more words


"Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen", a McMurtry Memoir

Larry McMurtry presents a mixed bag of topics here, essays and personal accounts related to his love of books and writing. He uses a cowboy metaphor , imagining his life-work is to corral and tame words and drive them forward to a conclusion. 281 more words