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Eliot Peper and the Uncommon Stock trilogy

An interview with Eliot Peper, author of the Uncommon Stock trilogy, the joys and terrors of writing and publishing, why he's self-publishing the third book in the series after working with a publisher for the first two, why he decided to turn down a great job offer to focus on his books, and more.
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Cuts: Or, Things That Get Left Out

One of the hardest parts of journalism for me, because I get obsessed with whatever/whoever I’m learning about, is deciding what not to write — and inevitably, every story goes to print with some excellent stuff left out. I wrestle with this every story. This is one of the most important parts of writing, and to my immense...
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Working and Pyrrhic Victories

TLDR — I'm doing lots of cool stuff for work but it's taking up so much time but that's okay in my mind because I'm trying to do stuff that's not pyrrhic, which is probably a misuse of the word but whatever, and also I'm maybe just a little bit crazy but I kinda like...
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BEHIND THE DRIVE update: Results of the rewrite.

After 13 drafts and what I thought was a final draft, in September, I scrapped BEHIND THE DRIVE to start over with a new structure. I had no idea if it would work. The result is downright harrowing.
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Choices: 2014 in Review

A quick recap of what I've been up to and working on in 2014, and some goals for 2015, including trying to blog better for you, because you're awesome.
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Why I write what I write.

"Being a writer" is an awesome job, yeah, but that's not really why I do it. No, that's kind of crazy, and I will share it with you now.
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