Wasn’t this just the ideal situation for some? Some would relish this! Helene Hanff was a writer from New York who sparked a very long conversation with bookseller Frank Doel over decades. Over the course of Hanff procuring antique books from Doel’s business, Marks and Co, they continue a long-distance correspondence through letters that began… Read More Deeply felt correspondence between pen-pals of an earlier time
Currently re-reading Roy Lomax’s Writing the Short Story — as am revisiting a short story, I wrote some time ago, and have lined up a market for one of my short stories. On the back burner.
The Tower Treasure By Franklin W. Dixon Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap Released 1927 The first Hardy Boys mystery The Tower Treasure was in the words of your grandfather or great grandfather, who read the book when it came out all those years ago (almost one hundred years!), an “exciting page turner”.
Writing the picture book manuscript 2022. March 28 was Children’s Picture Book Day. This brings back memories and inspiration. I must bring out that picture book manuscript I wrote all those years ago…
Reading poetry is what I’ve been doing more of recently as a writer of poetry must read it to see how published poetry is done. One poem I read reminded me that poets choose subjects and write a poem on that subject. Choosing subjects is what poets do, but it is not the only basis… Read More Poems have power
It is normal for an author to revise published works. Authors of books have done it all the time, I just seen two examples today. – Pete’s quotes
So, as I was talking about in my previous post, I have been taking notes on the gospel of Mark. From what I gather, if I remember right, the gospel of Mark is about personal identity. Namely, the identity of Jesus.
A powerful force arrested him And pushed him down the alley Where he heard a clown Speaking jests I must have been so fooled by the sight Like a vision made me see a whole other world, behind the wall It blew my senses Then, I was lost in my thoughts Intrigue surrounded me And… Read More Cool view
Wisecracker: So you read those Indian romance poems in English. They’re English romances, then. Writer: It was a translation into English. Translation. Get it? Humbled wisecracker: Pretty accurate, then. I mean, extremely accurate. Writer: You got it. You better take a class, though. Humbled wisecracker: Yes, I should. Writer: On translation.
I don’t make a habit of reading obituaries or what is called the death notices, but as part of my reading The Film Year Book Volume 5 (edited by Al Clark), I am finding myself delving into the lives of who died in the film industry during the 1985-86 film year. It’s in these obituaries… Read More Obituaries
Little things I pick up along the way…as I was reading a book, I stumbled onto a nugget of wisdom. The book appraised films for this or that reason and a reason a critic gave was personally illuminating. The critic said a certain director wasn’t prepared to go the places a subject or premise would… Read More Delivering the story full stop