Thompson On…Just put your butt in the chair and write!

I am in a “FICTIVE DREAM.” Sitting at your computer with a cup of coffee ready to write that first draft of your next novel…Authors need a regular routine when they sit at the computer and prepare to write!          When you are in the creative mood, you must follow a set of actions that will […]

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Julius Thompson’s Novel Featured In CCNY Magazine

A Brownstone In Brooklyn reviewed in Alumnus Magazine. Julius Thompson’s novel, A Brownstone In Brownstone, was featured in The City College of New York’s Spring Alumnus Magazine along with the works of Walter Mosley, Gerald Eskanazi, David Kushner, Gerald Chatanow and Bernard Schwartz and other CCNY graduates. Julius Thompson is a PROUD 1969 graduate of […]

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Thompson On…Interviews’ Independent Bookstore Owner Doug Robinson!

  What would it feel like to operate your very own Independent Bookstore? Doug Robinson knows the feeling and tells Julius Thompson in an Interview! JT : Describe your life as an independent bookstore? DR: After selling a small chain of college bookstores to a much larger company and working with them for 2 ½ years I took […]

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Juneteenth Memories: My sojourn in visiting an authentic Slave Cabin!

life changing visit to a former rice plantation slave cabin! On Saturday, June 19, 2021, if President Biden signs the Bill, we as a country will celebrate Juneteenth as a National Holiday. Juneteenth, is the celebration of the freeing of the slaves. For Years commentators told stories about the meaning of this day and images, […]

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Thompson on…My final “Goodbye Borders” after being absent ten years!

Another casualty in the decline of the paperback and hard cover book formats! When the unexpected announcement blared across the national news outlets that the bookstore chain Borders was seeking liquidation and closed all its stores a few years ago, the moan among authors was deafening. The company closed 399 stores which meant that over […]

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Monday Memories: Philadelphia Playgrounds in the Seventies!

It’s Monday and time for another installment of Julius Thompson‘s Monday Memories from the award winning journalist, novelist and coach. When I was a sportswriter for the Philadelphia Bulletin during the seventies, I spent time exploring and learning the different Philly neighborhoods. Basketball was played in every playground, recreation center, church gym, and anywhere you […]

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Thompson On…Developing a Regular Writing Routine!

Sitting at your computer with a cup of coffee ready to write that first draft of your next novel… Authors need a regular routine when they sit at the computer and prepare to write! When you’re in the creative mood, you must follow a set of actions aht will lead to the production of dynamic […]

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