Playwriting topically Back when I was a younger man– last week! I swear!– and getting my hands dirty in the craft of playwriting, I spent a lot of time worrying about one thing in particular: will the play I’m writing work for an audience ten years from now?  Will it work for an audience fifty…

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My response Last week, I linked to the blog of author Jacqueline Lichtenberg who wrote a detailed an interesting critique of Immortal.  I actually originally read her entry back in November, when she first penned it, and she gave me the opportunity at that time to write a “guest blog” as a response to her…

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Talking about Immortal Have you read Immortal? Are you in the middle of it right now?  Would you like to talk about it with other people? No? Okay, never mind.   I kid There is now a place for you to visit if you’d like to talk about Immortal. The Sunday Book Review has set…

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Deconstructing Immortal Today I would like to direct your eyes to– and steal some of your time with– a lengthy analysis of Immortal by author Jacqueline Lichtenberg.  Jacqueline has some strong opinions about the novel, and approaches it from a different perspective.  She also draws a few unusual (in my mind) conclusions. You can read…

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Sports Not I am a sports fan, but by the local standards I am not a very good one, which is to say this is a bad morning for me but it is not the worst morning of my entire life.  That’s how a hard-core (aka a New England) sports fan would feel, even when…

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Barnes and Noble steps up to the plate The eBook rollout proceeds apace, with Immortal now officially available on the Nook. If you have an eBook reader, you are very nearly out of excuses not to pick up a copy.  All that’s left is Sony, which powers the Borders e-reader, and from what I’m hearing…

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We keep it in the basement We have an unfinished basement in our house that is decidedly awesome because, A: it is utterly dry, all the time, B: it is easily the largest single space in our home, C: it has no heat, finished flooring walls or ceiling, so the city’s property taxes ignore it.…

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EBook empire expands I was greeted this new year by the discovery that Immortal is officially available directly from iBooks.  Or rather “…directly from iBooks!!!” because that IS exciting news.  (Forgive me; I’m fighting the flu right now.  The plus side is, I can manage deadpan humor without trying AT ALL, but the downside is…

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