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The Soldiers’ Pocket Books That Legitimized Paperbacks

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
Even though pamphlets and softcover books have been available in Europe since the 16th century, US readers looked down on them until well into the 20th century. As a recent Atlas Obscura post by…

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Poetry Day!

POETRY DAY IS INTERNATIOAL, there are readings here in France and I have no doubt there are others… Calling ALL scribes! This is a terrific opportunity for you to let your voice be heard, as Saturday, October 7th is RANDOM … Continue reading

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To Serve And Correct!

Originally posted on Book Editing: 1. ACTIVE VOICE Active voice is a type of sentence or clause in which the subject performs or causes the action expressed by the verb. Contrast with Passive Voice below. Example: “A census taker once … Continue reading

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Tips…

When you read your story, does it sound off, maybe you can’t quite put your finger on it, but you know you’ve done something wrong? Sometimes–maybe even lots of times–there are simple fixes. These writer’s tips will come at you … Continue reading

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Old books: paper or ebook

“I do love secondhand books that open to the page some previous owner read oftenest. The day Hazlitt came he opened to “I hate to read new books,” and I hollered “Comrade” to whoever owned it before me.”     … Continue reading

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Hemingway – advice for a writer

While reading Hemingway, again, I stumbled upon the following quote and couldn’t resist sharing it. Though Hemingway was addressing writing and writers I believe it applies to all creative endeavours.    “In going where you have to go, and doing what … Continue reading

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mirror mirror

If you are ever short of inspiration, I recommend a visit to Creative Bursts for a Writing challenge: One morning, your mirror starts talking to you. Write about this.       – Sandy Ackers at CREATIVE BURSTS: sandy@sandyackers.com * “It … Continue reading

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GIGI ET LE CHAT

* “I cannot interest myself in anything that is not life.” – “Look for a long time at what pleases you, and longer still at what pains you.”    Sidonie Gabrielle Colette – Gigi and The Cat * Bisous, Léa

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TBR: A poem of book titles waiting to be read

“A home without books is a body without a soul.”  –   Marcus Tullius Cicero ” If you can only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”       … Continue reading

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Profond dans ses poèmes

As introduction to the following poem, I will tell you of a gift from my dear friend Yvonne in London. For the holidays she presented me with a copy of Les Fleurs Du Mal (Flowers of Evil) by Charles Baudelaire. … Continue reading

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