Literary Mash-Up Extravaganza, Day #1

I can’t stop thinking up those litticisms. –my husband Due to the staggering quality and variety of the submissions received for the Literary Mash-Up Extravaganza, we co-hosts have thrown caution (and judging) to the winds and will post all of the submissions, ten at a time in no particular order,… Read more“Literary Mash-Up Extravaganza, Day #1”

Literary Mash-Up Extravaganza Open Invitation

Due to a strong response on the subject of literary mash-ups from my essay on Rebeca Schiller’s site, Alvah’s Books, I’d like to invite all of you to join us in a Literary Mash-Up Extravaganza. Please use two (or more!) literary sources to come up with titles and brief descriptions… Read more“Literary Mash-Up Extravaganza Open Invitation”

Grammar, humor, and dangling your participles

I am very happy to post this guest essay by the highly successful writer Laverne Daley, thirty-year veteran of corporate copywriting and freelance journalism: The notion of grammar and humor first struck me when I was writing an earlier post on my site (Precision in Writing – Is That Word… Read more“Grammar, humor, and dangling your participles”

Handling Rejection: guest post on Words into Print

Laverne Daley is a long-time independent journalist for magazines and newspapers all over the country. And when I contacted her about guest posting for each other, she did a wonderful, heart-warming thing—she offered to teach me exactly what she does and how she does it. “When I was starting out,… Read more“Handling Rejection: guest post on Words into Print”

Literary Mashing, or Zombies Don’t Dance: guest post on Alvah’s Books

Rebeca Schiller used to call her site something like, “I’m at the beach,” and I got pulled in by the beautiful photograph of a white sand beach somewhere I am not. Later she changed it to Alvah’s Books after the “Hollywood Ten” screenwriter Alvah Bessie, who stood up, alongside Humphrey… Read more“Literary Mashing, or Zombies Don’t Dance: guest post on Alvah’s Books”

Telling the truth

I’m pleased to post this guest essay by the talented Gary Presley, author of Seven Wheelchairs: A Life Beyond Polio: I am very much a believer in the idea that writing both creates and destroys, a whimsically ironic perception I contrived long ago after I read “We Are Norsemen,” a… Read more“Telling the truth”