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Now that the details about Australopithecus sediba have been published, I am faced with an important question – how am I going to fit the new hominin into Written in Stone? When I started composing Written in Stone I was determined to make it as up-to-date as possible. This was not only out of a…

Last Friday I posted an open-thread in an attempt to gauge what readers might be getting from the “So you want to write a pop-sci book” series (Parts 1, 2, and 3), and I was quite pleased by the response. I was glad to hear so many of you have found it useful (or intend…

Earlier this week I discussed how to find a publisher for your book and how blogs can be useful tools in that process, but what about the effort that goes into completing a manuscript? As Michael has pointed out in his latest blog-length contribution to our conversation, every writer is different. How Michael approached writing…

Writing a popular science book has simultaneously been the most challenging and rewarding experience of my writing career so far. It was not so much something that I wanted to do as a task that I needed to do, and without that sense of resolve Written in Stone would probably be a half-finished manuscript left…