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.
Is it true–that one can still worship God in hell? It based on a verse in the Bible where one reads into the verse without the context. The verse being that “if I made my abode in the depths, you would still be there”. Which means, they claim, God’s presence can still be felt in… Read More A difference between progressive and orthodox teaching
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
I’ve been thinking…and there should be more writing and literature on this blog, in the future, than general writing and life talk although I will probably still include that. I would like to see more poetry and reflections and reviews of books, movies and music.
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
One of things a publisher will want, I think, is commitment, and not serving the writer’s ambition first and foremost. This commitment, I think, must extend to a writer’s readers, so that even if a writer is posting blog pieces all the time and is not publishing the book, but shows a sincere commitment to… Read More Commitment is more than ambition
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.
In the throes of life, an artist happens to be picturing something in their mind, and wishes to translate that to paper. It may have arrived ‘through the ceiling’ as it was; or in the other words it just popped into their mind. It could come from observation of the real world; a landscape, a… Read More The artist’s mind’s eye
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
When an article is merely interesting. If its my article, I deny it. Because I believe, rightly or wrongly, that articles need to be more than interesting. But there are two types of interesting which sort of makes up for it. A stimulating interesting in that one is always engaged in the article, that while… Read More Merely interesting?
For me, when it comes to reading a piece, the best effect is when I’m intrigued and stimulated by the writing. From beginning to end, the piece falls into place nicely and sits well. The reader, that’s me, senses the piece is drawing one in, rather than away. How would one do that, as a… Read More This is stimulating reading