Write like Nicholas Sparks

James Dickey

I woke up in North Carolina this morning, just a stone’s throw over the mountain from where Mama and Daddy lay buried. Tomorrow I will visit their graves, leave behind a copy of MOTHER OF RAIN. I always knew that my mother was an intelligent woman, given her ability to earn her degrees even though [Read More...]

Another Newspaper Shake-down

O

  I grew up in a home absent of newspapers. Oh, to be sure, my mother was a reader. She kept stacks of books beside her bed and piles of magazines throughout the house. Not the highbrow sort of reading found in Vogue or The New Yorker. Mama was reading Valley of the Dolls, the [Read More...]

Jonah Lehrer: A little too much Imagination

Lehrer

I understand the temptation. It is so much easier to make stuff up than to do the research, do the interviews, dig up the documents, and then reference all those. This last book was five years in the making. Five years of writing, re-writing, interviewing and re-interviewing. Fact-checking and double-fact-checking. Someone recently asked me what [Read More...]


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