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Things Are In the Saddle

These lines–Things are in the saddle, And ride mankind–should be familiar to any college student who had to read early American literature.  These are lines that, when I first read them, I didn’t quite understand them.  It was the late 1980s and while my husband and I were starting to […]

Wovel-ly

I’m sure by now that you’ve all heard the story of the “wovel” on NPR.  (If not, you can read about it here.)  The wovel is a web novel, a deceptively simple idea of serializing a novel on the web.  This one has a twist that will surely create a […]

A Book Is Like a Hammer . . .

James Gleick has an intriguing essay in this Sunday’s NY Times, How to Publish Without Perishing.  Although I’m an aspiring author, I’ve always thought that Google’s efforts to make millions of books available online was a great thing.  Yes, copyright should be protected (published authors, please note:  if I can […]