What do you get when you cross a writer with a computer programmer?

What do you get when you cross a writer with a computer programmer?*

You get a book-loving daughter who manages a bookstore in Brooklyn and writes a column about technology. My oldest, Stephanie, aka Bookavore, has started a regular column on Shelf Awareness dealing with developing technology that can connect booksellers to readers and authors.

Her first article explains Twitter and how fast, easy, and useful it is for all of us living in the bookosphere.

BTW, if you do live in the bookosphere, you ought to sign up for Shelf Awareness. It comes out M-F and contains publishing news, bookselling news, library news and great reviews. It’s the only e-newsletter I get.

Other tabs to close. The Christian Science Monitor has a very nice review of CHAINS.

If your Internet habit is interfering with your writing, you should read Cory Doctorow’s advice.

I still have a handful of questions about writing and publishing to answer. I’ll get started on those tomorrow. Right now? Another chapter!


* I would love to claim credit, but it was Stephanie who came up with this line. Her biological dad, Greg Anderson, is the computer programmer. Which would make me the writer, yeah.

9 Replies to “What do you get when you cross a writer with a computer programmer?”

  1. Doctorow’s advice makes me think of how Neil Gaiman apparently uses a computer not connected to the Internet for writing purposes only, or something like that…

    I miss my typewriter. :

  2. I love when those crosses ACTUALLY work out, and the kid does something related to both parents. An academic advisor and a financial manager made a web designer/3D modeler…not so much.

  3. I’m a writer and my husband is a computer programmer. We have no biological children together, but I now expect great things from our newly adopted cat.

  4. Kind of off topic, I just wanted to say, my discussion guide for Wintergirls showed up yesterday – thank you for that!

    And kind of on topic, I had never heard of Shelf Awareness, but it sounds intriguing.

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