Monthly Archives: August 2018

How To Make A Living As a Writer (Honestly)

How do you make a living as a writer? Get a full time job writing for a newspaper, magazine, or internet company. It’s impossible to make full time money stringing together part-time jobs. If you’re not regularly employed, view freelance … Continue reading

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Lost In Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations

Would we be any better in the next life? “We passionately long for there to be another life in which we shall be similar to what we are here below. But we do not pause to reflect that, even without … Continue reading

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Where Alph, the Sacred River, Ran Through Caverns Measureless to Man

Legend says that opium helped Coleridge write this poem. If true, I’d like to place an order. Actually, I don’t understand much of it. Like this sentence, “As if this earth in fast thick pants were breathing . . . … Continue reading

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And No Birds Sing

Does some writing remind you of others? To me, these three seem linked. La Belle Dame sans Merci: A Ballad by John Keats O what can ail thee, knight-at-arms, Alone and palely loitering? The sedge has withered from the lake, And … Continue reading

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Some Shape of Beauty Moves Away The Pall

A poorly worded ad caught my attention. See below. It meant to capture Keats but he is not easily seized. Yesterday’s post by Shelley was from 1820. This excerpt is from 1818. I understand they were not friends. “A thing … Continue reading

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The Cloud By Percy Bysshe Shelley

Unnoticed, my last post was my 500th. I meant to celebrate that event with poetry. Better late than never. A cenotaph, by the way, is a tomb honoring a person or persons whose remains lie elsewhere. There is a wonderful … Continue reading

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Why I Don’t Use Social Media to Promote My Work (yet)

Format Magazine (external link) is seeking people to write on this topic: Opinion: Why I don’t use social media to promote my work Are you an artist or creator who doesn’t use Instagram/Facebook/Twitter to promote their work? We’re seeking someone … Continue reading

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