New biography claims new Salinger books due out (ABC News via AP)books
The authors of a new J.D. Salinger biography are claiming they have cracked one of publishing’s greatest mysteries: What “The Catcher in the Rye” novelist was working on during the last half century of his life.
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Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules for Writing (KSDK via Detroit Free Press)
These are rules I’ve picked up along the way to help me remain invisible when I’m writing a book, to help me show rather than tell what’s taking place in the story.
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Why it matters that you can’t own an electronic copy of the Oxford English Dictionary (bOING bOING)
In my latest Guardian column, I talk about the digital versions of the Oxford English Dictionary and the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary, the two most important lexicographic references to the English language. As a writer, my print copies of the OED and HTOED are to me what an anvil is to a blacksmith…
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Don’t Ask What I’m Writing (New York Times)
Want to lose a friend who’s a writer? Ask her, a month in, how it’s going. Better still, ask her to describe what she’s working on.
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Why the future of books is safe with our hungry young writers (Irish Independent)
Children are still reading. That’s a fact. Children and teenagers have not fallen into a technological black hole – they still want and need books.
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A new chapter opens in downtown Vallejo as artist plans bookstore (Vallejo Times-Herald)
A book begins with a few words and unfolds, page by page, into a story. And so it is with Rar Farmer’s plan to open a bookstore in downtown Vallejo — an idea, dream and desire shaping into something tangible.
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Kindle Daily Deals: “The Boy from Reactor 4” by Orest Stelmach (and) “Hocus Pocus” by Kurt Vonnegut (and 2 others)


  1. GOOD CHANCE THE SALINGER BOOK IS JUST PR FOR THE WRITERS’ DOCUMENTARY AND OWN CAREERS == re the AP story by NYC book industry “reporter” Hillel Italie” — just a hack for the AP, not a real reporter, mostly does PR for the book biz — he writes: ”Until now, **neither Salerno nor Shields has been defined by his expertise on Salinger**. Salerno is a Hollywood screenwriter whose credits include “Armageddon,” the Oliver Stone film “Savages” and a planned sequel to James Cameron’s blockbuster “Avatar.” Shields is an award-winning author whose books include the novel “Dead Languages”; a nonfiction work on pro basketball that was a National Book Critics Circle prize finalist; and “Reality Hunger,” a self-described “manifesto” for modern literature.” LIKELY THIS BOOK WILL AMOUNT TO NADA IN TERMS OF WHAT IT PROMIES RE FUTURE RELEASES.

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