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BookExpo America Begins

The BookExpo is this yearly event where the publishers get together, have conferences and do stuff. Today, they were still setting up. I went with my printed out pass and they registration desk gave me the real thing. The Javits Center is pretty big, but luckily they had people standing everywhere, waiting to give you… Continue reading BookExpo America Begins

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Book Review: Hit Lit: Cracking the Code of the Twentieth Century’s Biggest Bestsellers by James W. Hall

From Goodreads: DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF WHAT MAKES A MEGA-BESTSELLER IN THIS ENTERTAINING, REVELATORY GUIDE   What do Michael Corleone, Jack Ryan, and Scout Finch have in common? Creative writing professor and thriller writer James W. Hall knows. Now, in this entertaining, revelatory book, he reveals how bestsellers work, using twelve twentieth-century blockbusters as case… Continue reading Book Review: Hit Lit: Cracking the Code of the Twentieth Century’s Biggest Bestsellers by James W. Hall

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4th of July

Happy Independence Day people! Some photos I found googling this event. Aren’t they pretty? Related articles Happy July 4th! (hilarytopper.com) Happy 4th of July (jasonvonberg.wordpress.com) Happy 4th Of July! (loveandkate.com) Happy 4th of July! (seaofshoes.typepad.com) 6 Things You Didn’t Know About The 4th Of July (wdok.radio.com) Happy 4th of July (randombaseballstuff.com) Happy July 4th! (form2form.wordpress.com)… Continue reading 4th of July

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Text Readability

Today I decided to find out the readability of my short sea story. I copied and pasted the excerpt from Teaser Tuesday into http://www.addedbytes.com. Apparently it is powered by a Google code project. It checks how easy text is to read. This is what it told me: Reading Ease The first score we calculated was… Continue reading Text Readability