A Thanksgiving Story

A Thanksgiving Story

Bill's Blog < Return to Blog A Thanksgiving Story On November 25, 1975, two days before Thanksgiving, I decided to become a writer. I made this decision while sitting at a small desk in a roadside motel in Newberry, South Carolina, a long way from my home in...
A Thanksgiving Story

Physical Setting: Stage Prop or Story

Bill's Blog < Return to Blog Physical Setting: Stage Prop or Story An old, faded blue pickup was parked out front, engine idling. If you like suspense novels with dark souls, you’ll probably like Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill. Hill is one of those writers who can...
A Thanksgiving Story

Buying Books at Your Neighborhood Drugstore

Bill's Blog < Return to Blog Buying Books at Your Neighborhood Drugstore In my November 2012 post called The Brave New World of Book Publishing, I waxed nostalgic about browsing the paperback racks at the local grocery store when I was a kid. The point of that post...
A Thanksgiving Story

Book Editing, Then and Now

Bill's Blog < Return to Blog Book Editing, Then and Now Last week I wrote about the growth of self-publishing (Trends in Publishing, November 8, 2013). My main point was that changes in publishing technology and a shift to online bookselling are encouraging more...