Sampling Books with Kindle for PC

I just downloaded Kindle for PC, and am reading the sample chapters from Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol. This is going to change the way (or change back to the pre-internet way) I shop for books. If there is a Kindle version of a book I think I might want to buy, I will be downloading the sample and finding out if I really like. (The two people I know that own Kindles listed this …

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How Bad Do You Want It?

After 17 years, 138 rejections and 870,000 words Brad Torgersen finally made his first pro fiction sale. I guess he wanted it bad, I guess you gotta want it bad. Check out his post for more details. Think he had to do all that writing? (See my last post with my thoughts on the whys of pursing your art.) Wow, 138 rejections. Wow. Congradulations Brad.

The Arts Are a Job Too

I gotta admit it, the arts are like a siren to me. The romance of being an actor (did tons of that in high school), a artist (a video called LightTones), a photographer (here are some recent ones), or a writer just gets me. No, it is not enough to be wildly creative, as I am in my programming day-job, I wanna be cut loose with my muse, damn the income, hoping that “if you …

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