David Rodeback on Writing, Language, and Books

Barnes and Noble American Fork - Bookbuying Resolutions

My New Year’s Bookbuying Resolution — Join Me!

A new Barnes and Noble bookstore coming to American Fork prompts a bookbuying resolution for the new year.

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That Teetering Stack of Books I Read in 2022 and 2023 (ish)

In which David Rodeback chats about __ books he’s read in the past two years, give or take, and lists a few more. Fiction, non-fiction, and non-fiction about writing.

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Books I Read Lately – Winter 2022 Edition (in September)

When I finish reading a book, I stack it on a certain shelf near my desk in my home office,…


Raphael’s Sistine Madonna, My Two Favorite Authors, and Mother’s Day

My two favorite authors, Fyodor Dostoevsky and Vasily Grossman, treasured Raphael’s Sistine Madonna from different perspectives. What that has to do with Mother’s Day …

pen writing - Good AF Writers

Where We Do Difficult Things:
Good AF Writers

Like Good AF Writers, most critique groups have three nerve-wracking activities in common: reading an excerpt of your writing aloud, hearing others’ feedback on your writing, and giving others your feedback on their writing.

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Recent Reading: 10 More Books and a Memory

The more I read, the more I want to talk about what I read — and I’ve been reading more…

stacked books

Books I’ve Read Lately (14 of Them)

Lately I’ve been finishing books I started reading in the last year or two — and enjoyed, but left unfinished….


On Writing: “I can’t teach you how to have something to say.”

Here are a few more gems — I know it’s been a while — from Ann Padgett’s “The Getaway Car:…


From the Author

David Rodeback

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