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  • Write about language, do you?

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  • Peevers never prosper

    Over a span of forty-one years, from Fer-de-Lance in 1934 to A Family Affair in 1975, Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe displayed himself as a purist about language as well as a detective of prodigious girth and and gifts. You may recall that in the opening pages...

    12 reasons to ignore the naysayers: Do NaNoWriMo

     
    If you want to write a novel in 30 days, don't let anyone stop you. Not even Salon's Laura Miller. Miller, who I usually find thoughtful and sweet, has written an anti-NaNoWriMo column -- "Better yet, DON'T write that novel"...

    R.I.P. Maury Chaykin

     
    Actor Maury Chaykin died Tuesday, his 61st birthday, in Toronto. The veteran character, who had dual citizenship in Canada and the U.S., appeared in "Dances with Wolves," "The Sweet Hereafter," "Blindness," "A Life Less Ordinary" and many other films. He....

    Nero Wolfe, found in New York

     
    Last week, Jacket Copy looked at a various projects focused on authors' homes. Today, we bring you something slightly different -- the real-life home of a fictional character. When I was in New York for the Book Expo publishing conference,...