Great Minds Think... Differently

Elizabeth Gilbert on Writing, Genius, and Creativity

Writers and Workaholism: The Importance of Balance

Find Your Groove: The Tao of Routine

Sunday Morning Groove: Bobbie McFerrin "Cantaloupe Island"

From physics to fiction: the necessarily speculative nature of ideas

Loading my Kindle for Italy. Any suggestions?


Feet to the Fire (in grudging praise of good editing)

Both Sides Now: Is it kosher to submit directly to an editor?

Pre-order "Promise Me: How a Sister's Love Launched the Global Movement to End Breast Cancer" and get a free copy for your sister

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The answer to everything (and no, it's not 42)

Life Without Writing

Wisdom for the week ahead: "Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string."

No Place Like Home (Saturday afternoon nostalgia with Les Paul and Mary Ford)


Why Paint-by-Number Writing Never Works

If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.

Answering Pub Perspective's Q of the day: "Has Digital and Self Publishing Devalued Authorship?"

Catch Up with Colleen

Spring Break a la Tintin: Chateau de Cheverny is an adventure in comic book history

Starting from Silence

Writing Past Doubt

The Problem with Agent Blogs

After a Million Words of Crap... the Right One

The Truth about Rejection (and why we keep on fighting)

Staggering genius Dave Eggers (I bet he gets really tired of that) talks about reading, writing, and the power of paper

Oscar winner Mark Boal on the psychology behind The Hurt Locker

The future of Books on iPad, courtesy Penguin UK

Sunday Morning Cartoon: The Best Book Ever

Saturday morning cartoon: French Roast (fully caffeinated and Oscar nominated)

Gotta see "The Ghost Writer"

The Historical Novel: An Unscientific Prognostication

The Literary Gothic: Why I Love Scary Stories

The Last Station is all about truth, love, and Tolstoy

Storytelling Smackdown: Avatar vs. A Serious Man

Sherman Alexie and the Loving Spoonful (a publishing parable)