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Why do we read?

What makes us pick up that book, click on that news story, open that email or tap that Twitter alert? What’s in it for us?

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The Words Around Us

North Myrtle Beach is not an upscale vacation destination, and there’s not a bookstore in sight. But it pushes back against rumors of the death of reading.

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Fear the Reader

I only wanted to find out when we started reading. But as I pursued this across 5000 years of Western history, I found that there was a more compelling story than just the when and the whom.

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Reading about Writing

How have I overlooked Lamott and Dillard’s brilliant books on writing? They’ve not only taught me some excellent stuff about how to write, but reminded me that, as a writer, I am not alone. And they made me laugh.

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Retreating to Write – at Home

If the cost or personal overhead of running away to write is too high, a home office retreat can be a great option. I just finished a two-week, at-home writing retreat. Here’s how it went.

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If You Can Read This…

When did everybody start reading all the time? When did reading stop being a privilege and begin to be a necessity? And how has technology transformed how much we read, what we read, and how we read it? I’m planning research and writing around these questions.

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