Monty Python's Color Commentary for Novelists

I love this, and not just because I grew up with an absurd fascination of the absurdist, British comedy troupe and could once recite the entirety of the “Old Woman (Man!)” sketch from Monty Python and the Holy Grail: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogPZ5CY9KoM] HT: Austin Kleon’s excellent email newsletter What’s your favorite Python movie or sketch?

The Origin of Italics

On September 23, 2014, author Robin Sloan visited Richardson, TX as part of the Richardson Reads One Book campaign. In early 2014, the city chose his fascinating book, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, as their “one book” for the year. The campaign encouraged readers throughout the city to pore through his novel and discuss issues he brought …

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The Everyday Authorpreneur Interview: Revealing a Year's Worth of Sales Numbers to Help First-Time Self-Publishing Authors

Derek Siddoway, an online connection and young self-published author, recently contacted me to be the first Author Origins interview for his new blog, EverydayAuthor.com. I appreciated the invite, but I love the concept for the blog. I believe it will share the kind of information and encouragement I wish I would have had almost two years ago …

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