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Old and New: Avoiding the Ruts in Publishing

Stephen King is quoted on the back of cover of a recent publication from Jayne Anne Phillips. In the quote he states that her new book… 818 more words

Literature

Cosmic Deceptions of a Quixotic Character: The Blues

All right then. If you’ve been astute to my previously listed intentions, you’ve noted that I’ve been gone for a week and you’ve perhaps thought of me, (still most likely an unknown entity), trip-trampling through the late night paved ways of Morocco, ’round midnight, searching for nostalgia and romance. 1,102 more words

Literature

Meet the Register's Andrew Logue

Andrew Logue covers Des Moines’ minor league sports, Northern Iowa and Drake. He is approaching his 20th anniversary at the Register, but is still clinging to his Kansas City-area roots. 562 more words

News

From "Ballade des pendus" by Francois Villon

Frères humains, qui après nous vivez,
N’ayez les cœurs contre nous endurcis,
Car, si pitié de nous pauvres avez,
Dieu en aura plus tôt de vous mercis.

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Writing a Memoir

According to Marian Roach Smith’s definition, “Memoirs are selections from your life story, shaped by theme, driven by a few burning questions.  So the question the reader brings is: why these bits of your life? 947 more words

Memoir

On Reading a True Crime Novel (and Watching a Great Movie about it)

“In Cold Blood” by Truman Capote is the first True Crime novel I have ever read, and perhaps the only one of this genre that I would read. 336 more words

Movies