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5 great nonfiction reads

When I was in a bookshop at Union Square a guy came up to me out of the blue and asked whether I preferred reading fiction or nonfiction. When I told him I preferred fiction he asked why.

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Recently, I’ve had a few people email to ask what inspires me to write. I think it’s an important question because there’s always moments when we, as writer’s, want to give up, when we think our muse has abandoned us. During these moments we need to fall back on some tried and true ways to get our inspiration back.

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cute dinosaur and open book

When travelling recently I had the strongest sense that unlike dinosaurs physical books would always be around—that they would always have a place. Sure they have their own version of the meteorite—e-books, vooks, audiobooks and all things electronic and wordy that have been showering the earth for the last decade—but I think so far, they have proven resilient and fill a niche even in this new digital age we find ourselves in.

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anatomical medical heart drawing

They say absence makes the heart grow fonder—but I’m not sure if that sentiment extends to bloggers. In fact I know it doesn’t because for the last few weeks I haven’t been posting anything and I’ve been watching the traffic to my website drop to alarmingly low levels. The truth of the matter is, I don’t think any absence from writing is a good thing.