Monthly Archives: October 2016
Literary Review Recommendations
David C. Rompf, Creative Nonfiction teacher, suggested I consider these magazines to submit to. I have links and comments below. The Bellevue Literary Review (external link) After two months the Bellevue turned down my nonfiction essay (internal link) with a standard e-mail … Continue reading
Bob Dylan and the Nobel Prize
Bob Dylan recently won the Nobel Prize for Literature. (external link) The New York Times cogently framed the debate: do song lyrics have the same artistic value as poetry or novels? They do, especially when you consider Dylan’s gripping delivery and often … Continue reading
Are Long Paragraphs Dead on The Web?
And what can be done about it? In my efforts to compose sparse and spritely pose I have become afraid of long paragraphs. Such paragraphs on a web page look dense, blocky, and impenetrable . I tend to write no more … Continue reading
Rocky Mountain Radical Update
I’m reading in draft form my brother’s account of James A. Murray, a distant uncle of our family. Brother Bill (internal link) is under contract with Mountain Press Publishing Company to write Murray’s biography, with the publication date set in the fall … Continue reading
Book Proposal Questions
“We work in the dark – we do what we can – we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion, and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art.” Henry James, The Middle Years … Continue reading
A New Printer
Time to junk the old printer. It was an inexpensive Epson, lasted about two years, had terrible print head problems. Always delivering fuzzy copy. And it ran through ink quickly, although all printers do. I remember a Consumer Reports’ article … Continue reading
Ghostwriting for an Online Dating Service?
Through flexjobs.com (internal link) I applied for a part-time writing position at ViDA, virtualdatingassistants.com. Though I didn’t get hired, I think the experience was fun and fair. ViDA sells men on “Done For You Online Dating,” with ghostwriters handling most … Continue reading
STAN DELAPLANE’ S POST CARD: October 23, 1959 The carpenters have arrived to put a guest room on the family scatter. It is not my idea. It is the banker’s idea. “It will increase the resale value 20 per cent,” … Continue reading