Category Archive: Essays

Publishers Weekly Stories

I am the West Coast correspondent for Publishers Weekly, and I like to share my stories on this page… The Netflix Literary Connection The streaming service is on a book-buying spree as it seeks more content for its ever-growing global subscriber base. I interviewed a few executives at Netflix about how adaptation works at the […]

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Some Medium Essays To Read

I don’t post very frequently on this page anymore, but you can find me on Medium whenever I have a chance to write. Here are some recent posts to check out… Universal Basic Income & Other Gifts We Have To Imagine To Make Them Real If we can’t imagine the gifts we wish to give […]

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The Legend of Euchre

This summer, I wrote about the card game of euchre at The Awl. Follow this link to read “The People’s Card Game.” Here’s an excerpt: “These days, most Americans don’t even recognize the word “euchre,” but it has been kept alive by loyal bands of Midwestern card players who live in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and […]

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Best Writing Music of 2016

What’s your favorite writing music from 2016? Over at Spotify, I rounded up my annual list of the best music that helped me write this year. That’s 21 hours of inspiring instrumental music for your writing pleasure… During my days as the editor of GalleyCat, I created a collection of other Spotify playlists from some […]

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Writer’s Guide to Patreon

Are you struggling to find a way to support a long-term creative project? Over at GalleyCat, I wrote an essay to help creators use Patreon to fund ongoing writing projects. It’s called “What Writers Need To Know About Patreon.”  Here’s an excerpt: “Patreon helps creators of everything from web videos to novels to comics raise […]

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