Category Archives: Reading

Writing & Selling Books

There are many who would like to write a book, but they don’t know where to begin. They lack the knowledge of the industry and cannot even guess at where the editors and publishers have located the starting blocks. They … Continue reading

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Great Writers Dying Too Young

I was in the middle of teaching my aviation class when a text came through on my phone. The students were taking a quiz, so I had a moment to look discreetly at the message. My wife had texted, simply, … Continue reading

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Praise and Insults by Hemingway

I am writing again about writing pilots or flying writers. Sometimes it is difficult to decide which are adjectives and nouns when it comes to describing writers who are capable of flying, or pilots who can actually write. On my … Continue reading

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Falling to the Darkside

I fought it for the longest time. Many tried to convert me, but I held off as long as I possibly could. I tried everything to avoid the final fall, but I fell anyway. You might say I was resistant … Continue reading

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E. B. White

I had to come into my office to restart the computer when our network went down. As I was waiting for it to come back online, I looked down to my right and saw my copy of The Elements of … Continue reading

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Bear’s Books

As we wrapped up 2011, one of the goals I missed was completing production on the third book of The Bear’s trilogy, The Owl Hoot Trail. I wanted so much to complete the last book, Book Three, The Turning of … Continue reading

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Anniversary

Today marks the one-year anniversary since starting this blog. Gotta tell ya, it’s been a helluva a great ride! And to think it was all influenced and started by Ardis and I watching a movie about cooking (Julie & Julia). My … Continue reading

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Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Another of the great writer-flyers from World War II was a Frenchman by the name of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Unlike the youthful Bert Stiles profiled yesterday, Saint-Exupéry was relatively older—especially for serving as a combat pilot. Saint-Exupéry is the author … Continue reading

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By the Mark of the Twain

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, born when Haley’s Comet passed by the earth on November 30, 1835, became one of America’s most prolific, political, and funny writers of the late 1800s. He made fortunes, and lost them. He traveled extensively and wrote … Continue reading

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The Cost of Books

Yesterday, I was tripping around the Internet, buzzing in and out of different websites looking for ideas for today’s blog. And there it was–staring out at me from the amazon.com pages–a comment about why book prices were so high. As … Continue reading

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