Category Archives: words

Which Writers Make You Want To Write? Jonathan Rogers

When I teach writing seminars, my favorite “introduce yourself” question is Which writers make you want to write? This is a different question from Who are your favorite writers? or Who do you think the best writers are? I love John … Continue reading

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Review of Tokyo Kill

  In Barry Lancet’s Tokyo Kill, antiques dealer/security agent Jim Brodie gets a visit from an aging World War II veteran whose colleagues are being murdered. Brodie agrees to provide protection for the man without a second thought. The killings … Continue reading

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Review of The Hit

    David Baldacci’s Will Robie returns in The Hit, and is under orders to track down and eliminate one of his own team members. But it seems she’s already got the drop on him. Will Robie be able to … Continue reading

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Review of The Poisoner’s Handbook

  In Deborah Blume’s, The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York, the author reveals how Charles Norris and Andrew Gettler investigated mysterious deaths that had previously gone unsolved. Each chapter traces the … Continue reading

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Review of Things That Matter

  In his book, Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes, and Politics, Pulitzer-Prize winning Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer shares his invaluable insight into everything from baseball to America’s role in the world. Delivered with his characteristically concise … Continue reading

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Review of Avenue of Spies

  In Alex Kershaw’s Avenue of Spies: A True Story of Terror, Espionage, and One American Family’s Heroic Resistance in Nazi-Occupied France, Dr. Charles Sumner, his wife Tonette, and their son Philip, live on Avenue Foch, an upper-crust neighborhood in … Continue reading

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Prioritize Your Writing by Peter Leavell

I broke my finger and had surgery, and need to not type for a few weeks, so my daughter Kade, age 15, took her experience of watching me write for the past 10 years and wrote a bit of advice … Continue reading

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