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Vernon Sullivan: The Bestselling Writer Who Didn’t Exist

In 1946, a novel called I Spit On Your Graves (J’irai cracher sur vos tombes) appeared in France....

William Powell, ‘Anarchist Cookbook’ Writer, Dies at 66

“As almost everyone knows, silencers are illegal in virtually all the countries of the world,” he...

Book promotion for introverts – The Writer

  Many authors are introverts. When they hear the words “book promotion,” they want to hide in the nearest closet. But we all know books...

Every Writer Needs an Editor, Especially if that Writer is Also an Editor

There comes a point in every writer’s life where we find ourselves questioning everything: our ability to write, our odds of getting published, our...

Fiction: “StalkSpace” – The Writer

Your mission became clear the day you’d posted a dick pic on reddit. That hadn’t been easy for you to do. That had taken some...

How Being a Defense Attorney Prepared Me for Being a Full-Time Writer

I had another life before I became a full-time writer. I was a criminal defense attorney for 10 years, working primarily in federal court....

Fiction: “In the Tunnel” – The Writer

My father started training as a subway operator in the spring of 1983, the year after I was born.  That ought to give you...

The Writer As Public Figure vs. The Writer Who Actually Writes

I’m supposed to be writing a speech about my new novel, The White City. It’s a...

The Pleasures of a Writer Who Was ‘Richard Pryor on Paper’

It’s time to exhume Wright’s novels. I won’t give you the already-exhausted Trump-era culture argument, that...