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10 Great Quotations from Writers about Books

Originally posted on Interesting Literature:
The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame. – Oscar Wilde Why can’t people just sit and read books and be nice to each other? – David Baldacci Books are a uniquely portable magic. – Stephen King Books are the mirrors…

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I Am A Writer?

  The above  is courtesy  Page International Screenwriting Awards, but I think many writers of various genres will relate. Many people as far as that goes.

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One Less Elvis (and Other Stories)

I have a new e-book out, One Less Elvis (and Other Stories). It features five crime stories and/or tales of folks pushed to the existential edge. I’m going to paste in the blurb from Smashwords below: The title story is a 10,000 word novelette set in Chicago in 1993. More specifically at the Anders Regency […]

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“Snowfall”

When the world was young (1968), my friend John Battle wrote the poem below. This winter has brought it to my mind more than once.   Snowfall Whether it fell softly In the cold, quiet Air of early evening, Or was carried helplessly along In an erratic path of glory By the awful winds of […]

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Net Neutrality Is Dead—Here’s How to Get It Back | Common Dreams

Net Neutrality Is Dead—Here’s How to Get It Back | Common Dreams.

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Or Someplace Shining

I’m posting a different kind of Christmas story. I won’t claim it’s got sex, drugs, & rock & roll, but two out of three ain’t bad. I wrote “Or Someplace Shining” about year and a half ago, and it appeared originally in Downstate Story, 2012 . OR SOMEPLACE SHINING             In […]

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Get it While It’s Hot

For the next month, my publisher has reduced the price of the e-book edition of my novel, Jimmy Stu Lives!, to $0.99. (No reduction on the trade paperback’s price, but the e-book’s a steal right now.) The book’s out there everywhere downloads of e-books are sold. A review of Jimmy Stu lIves! from Fenris is […]

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MFA IN A Box: A WHY TO WRITE BOOK

MFA in a Box: A Why to Write Book; John Rember; Dream of Things Press; Chicago, IL; 2013; $16.95, paperback, $4.99 e-book. Paperback available at Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com; e-book available at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and most e-book sites. As the title promises, Author John Rember does offer cogent reasons to write, though many of […]

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Pushcart Annie

The song “Push Cart Annie” concerns an old woman who lived in my home town down in the Ohio River Valley back in the 1960s. She was what people here in Chicago call a scavenger, someone who looks through the alleys for stuff they can sell.  Unlike scavengers up here, though, she didn’t cruise the […]

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Review from JOMP

The latest issue issue of JOMP features an essay by Rich Dengrove about the Sixties counterculture and its effect on his life, entitled “The Hippies”. He credits my short story mini-collection, Through Their Strange Hours, with inspiring the essay and begins it with a review of the stories. I’m reprinting that portion of the essay […]

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