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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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I like to read. A lot. And there used to be a time when I would read ANYTHING just to keep my mind busy ... well, reading. That's how Neil Gaimans's books happened to me. I stumbled upon "Good Omens" (written with Terry Pratchett), and God did I laugh ! I read it, and read it again a few more times, then passed on to read other books. A few years later, I noticed Gaiman was mentionned a few times in several magazines or websites I happened to read at the time. Thus began my Quest for Neal Gaiman's Books. There's Neverwhere, Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, Anansi Boys ... What's so interesting... Read More
Six years have passed since The House Of Leaves, written by Mark Z. Danielewski, was published. This amazing novel, ignoring all the conventions of classical literature, quickly became a cult favorite. By using different page layouts, fonts, long footnotes, and even footnotes inside of footnotes, Mark Z. Danielewski took his readers into a labyrinth, his "house of leaves", from which you could only escape by turning the book upside down, literally. His work has been described as a "satire of academic criticism" and an "existentialist horror novel" by various critics. Danielewski, a USC alumni,... Read More

“Edielou Zingarella chose not to marry. Among the possible reasons for avoiding it, she cited neither lack of time nor interest. Indeed, she gave it a great deal of careful thought, sitting up nights for almost two weeks adding and subtracting the numbers, figuring the rate of interest and upkeep costs. She figured the capital lost to the bartenders and the local pool sharks, clothing for the mistress and flowers for the funeral following the discovery of his infidelity…and it just didn’t add up…all that waste was just too much for a well-ordered fiscal mind. In the end, every indication pointed... Read More

“Writing this now in a rainy light after loss upon loss, a memory comes to me. When I was a teenager, I took voice lessons from Ruth Havstad Almandinger, who gave me exercises and songs I hardly ever practiced. I have wondered why this memory has so suddenly come to me now, and why this, the only song I remember, comes back to me whole and complete:

“Oh! my lover is a fisherman/ and sails on the bright blue river In his little boat with the crimson sail/ sets he out on the dawn each morning With his net so strong/ he fishes all the day long And many are the fish he gathers Oh! My lover... Read More

Thank you for taking your time for an interview here at Broowaha. It’s my pleasure to be ‘meeting’ Neil Cullan McKinlay, author of From Mason to Minister: Through the Lattice. Would you mind telling readers here about yourself?

I’m a man in his mid-fifties who delights in playing soccer (football) as much as sitting with my nose in a good book or enjoying a good meal. I’ve been married to Dorothy for thirty years and we have three grown up and married daughters, one two year old grandson (he’s brilliant!) and another grandchild on the way. I enjoy reading and writing, mostly things of... Read More

Hello, Mr. Bottino, and welcome to Broowaha. Would you please briefly introduce yourself to the readers here?

A: I am a self-admitted computer geek and a creative writing teacher rolled into one. I earned a BS in English Education from Illinois State University and taught high school English in a suburb of Chicago for many years. After teaching all day, I studied creative writing in graduate school at Northern Illinois University. All the while, though, in the deep corners of the night, when no one was looking, I led a double life hacking and building computers and networks. Eventually,... Read More

We’re talking books today with Chris Shella, author of Grinding It Out: How to Create a Six-Figure Law Practice. If you’re even thinking about taking the bar, you need to read this book. It is chock full of pointers on how to make your legal practice more successful for you.

Chris is a graduate of Morehouse College and the University of Texas Law School and started his legal career in Long Island, New York at the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office. He is admitted to the practice of law in New York, Maryland, the District of Columbia, and North Carolina. Shella is also admitted... Read More

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There is a book tour on her site. http://zaheennanji.com/book/booktourzaheennanjiresilience.html

The Writer's Ego

Shaun you're probably nearer the mark than most. "mmm...right right" spoken with contemplative "yawn" inflection when you join a writers' group or dare blurt out in front of established writers (any writers) you tend to scribble, usually sending all...

The Writer's Ego

Very interesting train of thoughts, but I found myself asking, what about those that write under a ghost name...is it to keep their privacy, or perhaps lack of ego...I actually can see both sides, especially when you are talking about writing fiction....


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