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Ray Grasshoff

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Ray Grasshoff is an author and editor living in Austin, Texas.

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Ray Grasshoff I deal with writer's block in a couple of ways. First, I'll just walk away and do some other activity, even if it's going to the couch and closing my …moreI deal with writer's block in a couple of ways. First, I'll just walk away and do some other activity, even if it's going to the couch and closing my eyes to think about some other activity. I don't worry about writing ... I just go back to it when I'm ready. Second, I'll simply begin writing anything, even if it's just a list of topics I want to cover ... how I should market a particular book ... an intro for a book. That seems to take the pressure off and get me through any blocks.(less)
Ray Grasshoff Write. Don't talk about writing. Just write. Anything. And secondarily, read, especially in the genres in which you want to write.
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Average rating: 4.25 · 12 ratings · 2 reviews · 4 distinct works
Beyond Friday Nights: Colle...

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Man of Two Worlds

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Doorknocker Art: The Italia...

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The 30-Minute Guide to Editing

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The Making of Australia by David    Hill
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This easy-to-read account of the "discovery" and "exploration" of Australia by Europeans, its colonization, and its road to nationhood is a great resource for anyone interested in the topic, as I was after visiting the country. ...more
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A Song Flung Up To Heaven by Maya Angelou
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A Song Flung Up To Heaven is mostly Maya Angelou's easy-to-read autobiography of a part of her life, primarily in the 1960s. Born in the U.S. but living in Africa at the time, she returned to the U.S. to help her friend Malcolm X fight for civil righ ...more
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Four Lost Cities by Annalee Newitz
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This book explores the development and demise of four "lost" cities: Çatalhöyük (Turkey), Pompeii (Italy), Angkor (Cambodia), and Cahokia (U.S.). As the author notes, none of them were ever truly unknown through the centuries, but are described that ...more
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Powers and Thrones by Dan Jones
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This narrative of the major events in Western civilization from the final years of the Roman Empire to the age of European exploration that revealed the full extent of world geography is well-written, informative, and full of insights on how we becam ...more
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Galileo's Daughter by Dava Sobel
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Reading this book for the second time after about 25 years, I'm still not as impressed with it as I thought I would be, although I would give it 3.5 stars if that option was available. The descriptions of Galileo's scientific discoveries and their di ...more
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La Dolce Vita University by Carla Gambescia
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Although I learned some interesting things about Italy and its history and people from this book, I think it would be of primary interest only to people who have already visited that country and are looking for a few deeper insights into it. Otherwis ...more
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Treasure Hunt by William H. Honan
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Reading for the second time this book about a soldier from a small town in Texas who stole ancient treasures from Quedlinburg in Germany at the end of World War II, it occurs to me that I might have a unique perspective. My ancestry traces back to Qu ...more
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