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Rick Risemberg
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I was a difficult case. It took more than a village. Much more.
I was a difficult case. It took more than a village. Much more.

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There is one indispensable step to writing, and that is that you must sit down and write. This is technically untrue, and was not such a hard and fast rule in the ancient days: Homer, said to be blind, would have been functionally illiterate; he worked…
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Some scholarly-minded sorts have made a parlor game of trying to identify actual landmarks in Hemingway’s masterful short story, “Big Two-Hearted River.” They complain that the burnt town named as “Seney” in the tale is not really Seney, which never…
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Almost every month, on the last Sunday, I join the Street Librarians Ride in central Los Angeles. We meet at a delightful little bookstore and café called Stories, in LA’s storied (in every sense of the word) Echo Park neighborhood, down coffee and…
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A couple of modest updates for those who are interested in books, more specifically in my novels…. I just dropped the price of my noir novels in .epub format to $2.99 on Smashwords, iBooks, Kobo, etc. This is the non-Kindle format that does not load your…
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If you are reading this, you probably have some interest in my writing. And that perhaps allows me to ask you a favor. But fear not! It will cost you nothing and is likely to be pleasurable and perhaps enlightening.I need more reviews of my novels on…
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The first book I put together was a collection of essays, Our Own Day Here, which comprise explorations of urban life in all of its aspects, from the poetry of the day-to-day to more formal questions of sustainable architecture, planning, and…
Interview with the Author
Interview with the Author
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A paean to Koko the gorilla and what she means to us and to sci-fi, by Gina:
https://gstephaniemorey.wordpress.com/2018/06/24/remembering-hanabi-ko
Remembering Hanabi-ko
Remembering Hanabi-ko
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Just another poem, this one in blank verse, for a change form the usual…. This bit of trapped Pacific, trammeled here by silt and broken stone: to the white hulls that inch and bob their way along the channel, it’s no more than a gateway to the sea, the…
Boat Channel
Boat Channel
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This is the way it is: if your book does not enjoy extensive publicity, it will not sell. This is not a hard and fast rule–miracles do happen through word of mouth–but the odds favor ads in this word of white noise that we live in. Sure, Moby Dick is a…
Odds and Ads
Odds and Ads
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Just wanted to let you all know that Switchblade: an Anthology of Noir, which has been foolish enough to publish two of my crime stories now, is available at three brick-and-mortar shops in Los Angeles now: Vroman’s Bookstore 695 E. Colorado Blvd.…
On the Street
On the Street
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