September, 2014

What Stephen King Taught Me About Writing - Glenn Leibowitz

What Stephen King Taught Me About Writing

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A decade ago, when I was trying to take my writing skills to the next level, I read several books on the craft. In addition to reading classics such as On Writing Well, which is one of the best books on writing non-fiction I’ve ever read (to which I’ll return in a future post — watch this space), I also turned to several books on writing fiction. Was I trying to write my first great novel? In my dreams, perhaps. But at…

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Steve Jobs' BMW Motorcycle - Glenn Leibowitz

The Day I Saw Steve Jobs’ BMW Motorcycle

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When I was in high school in the early 1980s, I took a flight to Reno, Nevada to visit my sister, who had moved there for work. Since I had never been to San Francisco before, we decided to take a four-hour road trip there. While most teens would probably have been content to see the iconic Golden Gate Bridge or Alcatraz, I had different plans. Yes, I wanted to see San Francisco. But I also wanted to head south…

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