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sal-glynn's picture
(NOTE: Tell Kudu-Crawlin’ Red, tell Abyssinian Ned/Tell ol’ Pistol Pete, everybody gonna meet/Tonight we need no rest, we really gonna throw a mess/We gonna to break out all of the windows, we gonna kick down all the doors/We gonna pitch a wang dang doodle all night long/All night long/All night...
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Local literary works can be a surprising source of home state pride, no matter where you’re from. Here’s a compiled list of the generally-regarded most famous book set in each state (or commonwealth). Many of these works have translated into cinema. How many have you read?     * * * *...
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  Contrary to my usual reading habits, I have been reading quite a few novels lately—old ones so far. I have wanted to read William Faulkner ever since we visited his home in Oxford, Mississippi, last spring. The only thing by him I had  read other than perhaps a short story or two was A...
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  “There is a great deal of history in these old hills." said Schimmel. "The name was given or at least identified in the 1840’s by a settler who farmed in the valley.” “Obviously a Frenchman,” said Frank. “A German, actually—the French part is a mystery that I’m still trying to figure out."...
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My brain tells me that 87 degrees is not that hot. It's less hot than my body temperature and tolerable. Just try telling my body that. My body feels warm and uncomfortable and I'm considering another long cold shower. Anything to feel cooler, even for a few moments. Perception and reality don't...
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How much of a story do you have in mind before you start writing it? I start with a protagonist and his conflict; most times I have the ending in mind and simply write to it, although often the ending is amended depending on what happens prior to my getting there. Everything before that – the...
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I've been knee-deep in world-creation these last weeks. I'm writing a retelling of Frankenstein set in a dystopian future, which means the world is mine to make (and break). It got me to thinking about DesCartes. Cogito ergo sum...I think therefore I am. As an author, I not only think my...
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Do people come up to you and ask you to tell their story? Do you walk away from school visits with loads of new story ideas that kids give you like sticks of gum? Do adults drop hints about stories you could work on? What about your family? Are they the worst of all? You might be a writer if...you...
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posted on Huffington Post/Grist, November 25, 2008  Dear Al Gore, Two months ago at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York, you declared that, "If you're a young person looking at the future of this planet and looking at what is being done right now, and not done, I believe we have...
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According to The Writers Almanac ( http://www.elabs7.com/functions/message_view.html?mid=552168&mlid=499&siteid=20130&uid=40474be68e ), today is William Faulkner's birthday. At 53, Faulkner won the Nobel Prize for Literature. I'm 53 and I've...read William Faulkner.