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Anatomy of the e-book blurb: who ya gonna call?

You’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but everybody does. In fact, we do it twice. First we judge the cover based on its image, often from…

Putting the spotlight on being IN the spotlight

While I’ve done a number of old-school media interviews to date, I have never done a web interview before. Until now, that is. The chat I had with E.J. Stevens a…

Inside the creative process of @ArthurSlade

As I’ve mentioned before, part of my life is spent studying how creativity works and how software tools might be designed differently to help foster the human creative process. It…

Why showing is both more and less than telling

Every writer has probably heard the advice, “Show, don’t tell,” but very few teachers can explain what they mean by that. It seems to be one of those “you know…

INCEPTION: How to make a reader feel an emotion

Elsewhere, I’ve talked about the theory that causing people to think in a way associated with a particular mood can often cause them to experience the mood itself. Before today,…