Talking Writing

An uncommonly eclectic online magazine for writers and readers

Amazon, Where’s My Readfit? (“Talking Indies” column) February 16, 2015

William Least Heat-Moon: “Damnable Speed” (interview) December 10, 2014

Quality, Schmality, Indie Lit Rocks! (“Talking Indies” column) February 10, 2014

Why Aren’t More People Reading E-Books? (“Talking Indies” column) November 18, 2013

Why Bookstores Aren’t Helping Indie Authors…Yet (“Talking Indies” column) April 17, 2013

How Much Should E-Books Cost? (“Talking Indies” column) January 25, 2013

Sorry, Your Buddies Won’t Buy Your Book (“Talking Indies” column) November 9, 2012

Can You Trust Online Reviews? Why Book Bloggers Trump Paid Reviews (opinion) September 14, 2012

The Word Thieves: Navigating the New Landscape of Plagiarism (essay) April 24, 2012

Harbach and the Hard Sell: Separating Hope from Hype in 2011’s Rookie-of-the-Year Novel (review) January 9, 2012

Always an Orphan: An Adoptee Writes His Own Story (essay) November 23, 2011

Adoption, Light and Dark: The “Do I Love Them Yet?” Syndrome (review) November 7, 2011

Poetry Isn’t Dead: It’s Always Been About the Song (music essay) January 3, 2011

Deep By Sound Alone: Rap’s “Young City Bandits” Get Their Own Anthology (review) January 3, 2011

Byrne This: How “Speaking in Tongues” Reawakened My Will to Write (essay) December 30, 2010

Time is Not of the Essence: It’s All About the Muse (essay) November 1, 2010

Never Open a Book With Weather (essay) February 24, 2010

When Life Hands You Roses and Love (essay on writing and the meaning of life) October 23, 2009

On Editors and the Best Issue of The New Yorker Ever (essay) September 16, 2009

Kotori Magazine

Where the future of music, art and politics collide to define a new and necessary progressive culture

Do Not Be Reasonable — Boundaries and the New America, (“These Altered States” column) December 20, 2012

An Interview with Krystle Cole: Tripping Maven and Founder of NeuroSoup (“These Altered States” column) October 3, 2012

A New Lift: Re-Opening the Investigation of Consciousness (“These Altered States” column) August 26, 2012

Getting Off the Bus: An Excerpt from Beyond the Will of God (fiction) August 17, 2012

Leonard Peltier and this Great, Funny Nation: A Personal Essay (essay) August 17, 2012

Click here for a full list of Kotori Magazine articles published by David Biddle over the years.

Guest Blog Posts

Why I Love Ayn Rand’s Books But Am Still a Liberal, (Open Salon, Editor’s Pick) February 1, 2013

How Much Should E-Books Cost? (Huffington Post, originally published at Talking Writing) January 29, 2013

Pointing Fingers: Talking Guns with the NRA (Story of America) December 30, 2012

Say Know to Drugs: A Review of The Psychedelic Renaissance (Reality Sandwich) December 21, 2012

9 Things I Learned from 40 Years of Following James Bond (Fighting Monkey Press) December 14, 2012

The Body Era (a dialog for Fourth-Wall Fridays) September 28, 2012

The Portable Advertisement (for IndiesUnlimited) September 10, 2012

The Dirty Secret Traditional Publishers Don’t Want You to Know About (for FreeBookDude) August 29, 2012

The Challenge with Free: KDP Select and Selling Books (for AKnifeandaQuill) August 24, 2012

Letting Go: Indie Marketing Made Easy (for Young Adult Old Soul) July 29, 2012

Select Freelance of the Past

Pondering baseball’s purity: Not steroids, but the use by youth teams of metal bats (commentary at The Philadelphia Inquirer) May 22, 2007

Reinventing Municipal Recycling in America, (article for BioCycle) October 2005

Dumpster Divers Give a Boost to Recycling (article for BioCycle and In Business magazines) January 1999

Recycling for Profit: The New Green Business Frontier (abstract for article from The Harvard Business Review) November 1993

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