Category Archives: non-fiction writing

Going Beyond Optical Code Recognition for Writers

Tremendous amounts of primary research material in newspapers, books and magazines continues to fall apart in libraries and warehouses around the world. Much of it won’t physically survive much longer. And much is still unrecognizable to the best OCR software. … Continue reading

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The New Vette Races at Monaco

My Etsy Store is here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThomasFarleyDesigns (external link) This design builds off a classic Monaco race poster from 1965.  

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WWG1WGA – Where We Go One We Go All

Corporate media may label QAnon as a conspiracy driven movement but certain facts are irrefutable. The military-industrial complex existed before we were born and is now an integral part of the American economy. The alliance between Big Pharma and the … Continue reading

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Are Writers Made or Born? by Jack Kerouac (transcribed for the first time!)

I transcribed this article from two image files at the Writer’s Digest website. I have introduced line breaks of my own to make the text more readable online. This is a six minute read. Kerouac reserves the word “genius” (and … Continue reading

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I Take Questions From the Press

Art Gallery Here (internal link) Version one is subtle, the lost art of deadpan humor. Enhanced  version for those unused to dry wit. Rough and Unedited Transcript Hi, my name is Thomas Farley and I am here today to answer … Continue reading

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Rhodesia Repost from Last Year

This needs to be said again. And again. Before free speech and accurate histories are regarded as only important to white racists. Updated September 22, 2021 As Long As a Free Man Breathes There Will Always Be a Rhodesia When … Continue reading

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The Content Mill as Crime: A Look at Urban Writers

One cent a word. Going up to two cents a word. I once did a number of writing jobs for Catalogs.com. They’re a content mill and I was paid $25.00 to $35.00 an article, depending on if I supplied photographs. … Continue reading

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When Did the Modern Writing & Poetry Era Begin?

When Did the Modern Writing & Poetry Era Begin? After World War II. A clear line exist between writers and poets who established their reputations before World War II and those that came after. I don’t read many of the … Continue reading

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An Incredible Paragraph from Stanton Delaplane (Updated post)

This is San Francisco Chronicle reporter Stanton Delaplane (internal link) interviewing a rancher in 1941 about the poor roads in Siskiyou County, California. Delaplane quotes the cattleman enough as needed for a newspaper article and then rephrases the farmer’s thoughts … Continue reading

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Revising an Ontra White Paper

Revising an Ontra Whitepaper I  rewrote an Ontra (external link) white paper recently to show them how I could write and edit for their company. I have over five years of legal content creation experience and that is what they … Continue reading

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