Monthly Archive: November 2017

Tommy Donbavand: a Wordsmith versus Cancer

Tommy Donbavand is a writer’s writer. By the time I made his acquaintance online, he’d written and published over one hundred books, primarily for young readers; Scream Street, one of his oldest works, was on the...

A new Lord of the Rings?

So Jeff Bezos tweeted about Amazon doing a LOTR TV series. Rumors and reports put the acquisition price between $200 million and $250 million. The studio, in a statement, said that they wanted to...

Pronoun [RIP] is shutting down . . .

A few things died this month: among them, the distribution service I used to publish my first book. Two years ago Pronoun set out to create a one-of-a-kind publishing tool that truly put authors...

Writing like Anne Rice?

I apparently write like Anne Rice. There’s a tool called I Write Like (iwl.me) that uses a Bayesian classifier (which I’m told is also what’s used for fighting spam) to analyze text from you...