Erik Hanberg

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For the last few months, our family has had an Amazon Echo in the house. It’s a (rather elegant looking) microphone and speaker gadget that we had set up in our living room. In it lives the voice of “Alexa.” She’s like Siri on your iPhone, except she’s always on. You don’t …

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Here’s a two month update on how this project has been going. Since I blogged about it in early July, I’ve read: “Ripley’s Game” by Patricia Highsmith “Fairest” by Marissa Meyer “The Year of Magical Thinking” by Joan Didion “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed (still …

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I’m currently editing The Iron Harvest right now. This is the sequel to The Lead Cloak, for those who don’t know. But editing is hard work, so instead of editing, I thought I would write a post on how I edit my novels. Step One: Finish the book. You can’t edit a novel …

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I forgot to post this here earlier, but recently my good friend Marguerite started a website called Move to Tacoma. It’s a neighborhood guide, a blog, and full of interesting interviews. Including me! I was the second guest on her podcast and talked about our city’s strengths and our tendency to sometimes try …

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In January I started a tech blog called City of Z, to cover the goings on at Amazon. My inspiration was the Daring Fireball model, basically—choose a subject I was deeply interested in, and share links and commentary. I also like his model of a site that is highly minimal for …

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I realize, to my chagrin, that it’s been two and a half months since I’ve posted here. As I said in my last post (way back in 2014) I am taking my writing more seriously. The Little Book of Boards is complete in all its forms (Kindle, paperback, and audiobook). I’m …

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