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Rumrunners and book pushers

If you are a writer, you never know who is looking at your stuff and how they are reacting, but sometimes it leads in unexpected directions. Here I am a couple of weeks ago, talking about Chesapeake Bay rumrunners at … Continue reading

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Writing Nonfiction 5- Selling your Nonfiction Book- Whatsitabout

If you’ve been following these posts about writing nonfiction, you should have gathered some pointers on why to do it, how to select a topic, how to research it, and how to organize it. You would think that the next … Continue reading

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The Critic is your friend (…sort of)

There are many people in this world who have great writing ability, but are unsuited to ever become writers. What? That’s right. Because to be a writer, you have to be able to take rejection and criticism. Many would be … Continue reading

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And now for something completely different

All right; I’m taking a break from blogging about weird historical things and writing in general to indulge in a musical (more or less) interlude about one of the great problems facing mankind. I am speaking, or course, about writer’s … Continue reading

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Websites big and small update; QR codes

At the risk of sounding geeky, I should mention another aspect of the big website/small website issue I wrote about earlier. Almost half of all web searches are now done by cellphone, tablet, or other small screen device. That is … Continue reading

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Websites big and small

Life just keeps getting more complicated. Like most authors, I have a website,, http://www.johnreisinger.com to show what my books are about and to have a presence on the web. And as with many websites, I try to put a lot … Continue reading

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Locked rooms and open minds

Recently I attended the Deadly Ink Mystery Conference in New Brunswick, NJ. Like most such gatherings, it was filled with people busily writing mysteries and people busily reading them. At one session, I gave a PowerPoint presentation with the rather … Continue reading

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