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Matthew Dicks

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Redefining the Author Appearance: Four Proposed Categories

(40) Comments | Posted May 17, 2013 | 12:40 PM

Originally posted on my blog:

I took my friend to a local bookstore to listen to a well-known, New York Times bestselling author speak. He was excited. He had never listened to an author speak before (other than me), and my hope was that this would be one...

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When do I write? In the cracks between my toddler's poops and my wife's contractions.

(12) Comments | Posted February 28, 2013 | 6:12 AM

Originally posted on

Two years ago, I spoke at a nursing home about my most recent novel.

I take any gig that I can get.

In a sparsely furnished basement room, standing in front of a 78-inch television, I read a little bit from my book, told...

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Why Do I Use Twitter? Because I am a Reader First

(5) Comments | Posted January 17, 2013 | 6:56 AM

Originally posted on Grin and Bare It: A Blog by Matthew Dicks:

Many authors have little use for the pretension of hermetic distance and never accepted a historically specific idea of what it means to be a writer.

This was a quote from a New...

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