Mr. Horne's Book of Secrets

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Making Sense of Writing Advice

“Beware of advice—even this.” -Carl Sandburg Standing on the Shoulders of Giants I like quotes. Not only do they provide good advice, but they lend an air of authority to your arguments (although this only works on people who respect…
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On the Importance of Quiet

Ever heard of a Starbucks writer? That guy at your local coffee shop who always has his laptop out and just sits there for hours typing at his table, and who, presumably, is churning out the next Best-Picture-winning screenplay? I…
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What I Learned from Patrick Rothfuss’s The Name of the Wind

As a wannabe author, I often hear from former-wannabe authors that reading is just as important as writing. And I believe them. Certainly, I would not have been driven to writing if I hadn’t been a reader first. I’ve come…
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Looking Forward

Some people can put down a long, well-written blog post once a week without fail. Some people consistently find a subject relevant to today’s issues and provide glorious new insight. When I think about trying to become one of these…
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Hello Again, for the First Time

I finally got around to it. My old website, keyersofbryce.com, was a wonderful experiment while it lasted, but now it’s time for me to evolve. Welcome to talanhorne.com, a new website revolving around the blog of me, Alan Horne, software…
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