A reading of 11.22.63 by Stephen King How often do we think: "If only I could change this", or, in whatever form, "if only I could have a second chance, go back, and do something different"? Going back, erasing, and changing the past is an old dream, the subject of countless tales and fiction … Continue reading In the Land of Ago
She had much talent, at imitating people, acting the impossible, in turn the clown and the seductress, her smile an inescapable charm. How well I remember her, and the hours, the long walks, the mist of the days, the early morning smell of coffee, the magic of love... How I wish to live those happy years again, … Continue reading 3VisD #1 (NaNo ’14) #WritersWednesday
I haven’t finished reading Thomas Pynchon’s Bleeding Edge, and I will later adorn my Goodreads page with my conclusion. Suffice to say that Thomas Pynchon is, for this reader, one of the four vortices of the magic square, that which is at the heart of my love for contemporary American letters: Pynchon - Stephen King … Continue reading Talking about Maxine
Where To Start | The Rush Room. Writers-in-learning please listen! Thank you KD 😉
What does your ideal community look like? How is it organized, and how is community life structured? What values does the community share? What binds us is our love of life and aspiration for peace. We are old and young, genders are equally represented: we hold councils - one member for twenty "residents" - every … Continue reading Daily Prompt: Idyllic
Well, my dear friend Marina Sofia, who somehow finds time to write, has honoured this sinner of the very special Booker Award, and that seems to be particularly aimed at book lovers, and perhaps poets: indeed I am a book worm, if not totally immersed in fictional worlds... I have to say that among my … Continue reading For those who refuse to live in the real world: #Booker Award!
Seductive and addictive Gemini of http://geminisub.wordpress.com/ is a gifted sub and lovely blogger: if you have not yet visited her poetic blog Geminiwords please do without delay! Moreover Gemini was recently nominated for the Liebster Award by another delicious sub at http://thedreamingsub.wordpress.com/, and has honoured your servant by nominated him in turn! A big thank you to Gemini, in … Continue reading On Gemini and an award
I blushed last night when I realised Damian had nominated me for this most challenging of award: the Liebster - love the name too. Damian "makes things up and writes them down" at The Gray Pen, which makes at least the two of us (smile), and admits "to write about the spooky things that … Continue reading I love this badge: #Liebster Award!
Crash In “On Writing”, which is also a concentrated story of his life, Stephen King describes how, while on a walk, he was run over and nearly killed by a mad driver. I too brushed with death in a car accident, some twenty years ago. And it was my fault: a brief loss of attention, … Continue reading #BlogMeMaybe: May 8 – May I tell you something about myself?
“On Writing” by Stephen King is the book that got me started, and keeps me going. When I first read Stephen’s account of his beginnings, and how he, somehow, overcame the odds stacked against him, I knew I would have to try. And of course I’m still trying, and this is the lesson. This is … Continue reading #BlogMeMaybe: May 7 – May I tell you something about writing?