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That’s what a potential customer, her eye on the title, asked the other day.  She was not, she warned me, religious. No, I assured her.  Not a religious book at all.  It’s based, in fact, on one of the stories surrounding King Arthur and his famous Table. Usually the religious question comes up only once […]

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How many of us believe the recent study claiming that Wikipedia and the Encyclopedia Britannica were equally accurate? I certainly don’t, because every time I have gone to look up something on Wikipedia that I already have a good deal of knowledge about, I find at least one error. Still, I am addicted to the […]

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Well, I’ve been on the trail of more great literature to distract myself with, but unfortunately the trail has grown cold.  Well, I’ve been on the trail of more great literature to distract myself with, but fortunately the trail has grown cold. It’s all a matter of perspective. Literature is a matter of perspective, too, […]

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I had reported last week that the printer would be done with the book this Thursday.  That’s in two days.  As far as I know, this will still be the case, but when it will be shipped is becoming an interesting question. Last week, when I spoke with my ‘account manager,’ I made sure to […]

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Advance readers continue to report back.  The latest one has warmed the cockles of my heart by telling me that I have done a good job of capturing Midwestern speech patterns. Getting characters to sound like real people can be a struggle, especially when you’re dealing with dialects.  Do you change the spellings of words […]

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The books ought to arrive in about two weeks now, and though there are things I could be working on (a short story, the next novel, learning how to run the website) I’ve been reading instead, and being generally lazy.  So lazy that I’m going to punt on today’s entry, and just put down a […]

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Gee, this blog really jumps around a lot, doesn’t it?  Sort of like my novel, which back in July came to a screeching halt when my venerable copy of Word 2000 suddenly up and died.  Last year, it had decided that it would crash whenever I gave it certain commands, such as ‘find.’   After a […]

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