You’re A Writer? Bleed More.

Are you a writer? I used to be. Then I strayed. But I've come back. The final nail on the coffin of my wayward ways? Hills Like White Elephants. It's like this. I've been frustrated. I love to write. I write some fiction and lots of non-fiction. I like haiku and I enjoy writing blog … Continue reading You’re A Writer? Bleed More.

The best written novella ever?

Norman Mailer is quoted as saying that he wouldn't change two words of Truman Capote's "Breakfast at Tiffany's". I won't even attempt to try to review it except to say that it's the best short thing I've read in a long, long time. I was surprised at how dark the story is compared to the … Continue reading The best written novella ever?

A dreary end for old men

Now here's a sad description of the end. From The Street of Crocodiles by Bruno Schulz, Chapter 2: First line of the chapter: "My father was slowly fading, wilting before our eyes". And the last lines from the same chapter: "What still remained of him - the small shroud of his body and the handful … Continue reading A dreary end for old men

Tolstoy, Mother Earth News, and Can’t We All Just Get Along?

First, an apology Sometimes, I think I should apologize to my friends and readers. Blogging wisdom tells authors to select a topic, write about it widely and deeply, and provide usable and shareable content for readers. And don't forget the SEO! Besides the brute fact that I hate the very concept of 'content' rather that … Continue reading Tolstoy, Mother Earth News, and Can’t We All Just Get Along?