A quick update on what is happening with Epic of World Saga:
We have a website/blog!
The script for Episode 3 is being finalized. Stay tuned for big things, as it is our first 2-parter. Can you say cliffhanger?
EoWS is also on Twitter and Facebook. The relevant links are on the website. Which brings me to…
Our first real blog post.
Welcome to our universe. Please wipe your feet.
Thanks for reading!
“There are thirty-two ways to write a story, and I’ve used every one, but there is only one plot–things are not as they seem.” –Jim Thompson
Jim Thompson’s philosophy about plot aligns closely with mine. What is your attitude towards the subject? Please share in the comments!
I’ve been busy this month, but not too busy to get my reading year off to a fairly fine start. This is typical of my reading habits, though. January is always one of my best bookish months.
This is what I’ve been up to in January, reading-wise.
Joan Crawford by Ruth Harriet Louise, circa 1930
BOOKS I’VE FINISHED:
OUTSIDE THE LINES: LOST PHOTOGRAPHS OF PUNK AND NEW WAVE’S MOST ICONIC ALBUMS BY MATTEO TORCINOVICH
JOAN CRAWFORD: THE ENDURING STAR BY PETER COWIE
LIFE IN A MEDIEVAL CITY BY JOSEPH GIES & FRANCES GIES
THE MYSTERY OF EVERETT RUESS BY W.L. RUSHO
LIFE IN A MEDIEVAL CASTLE BY JOSEPH GIES & FRANCES GIES
THE MGM STORY: THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF FIFTY ROARING YEARS BY JOHN DOUGLAS EAMES
BOOKS I’M CURRENTLY READING:
JUBILEE HITCHHIKER: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF RICHARD BRAUTIGAN BY WILLIAM HJORTSBERG
THE MAN WHO NEVER DIED: THE LIFE, TIMES, AND LEGACY OF JOE HILL, AMERICAN LABOR ICON BY WILLIAM M. ADLER
What are you reading this month? Please share in the comments!
I enjoyed most of the books I read in 2017, but here are 11 that, for different reasons, caught my fancy.
In no particular order, they are:
SHAKESPEARE: THE WORLD AS STAGE BY BILL BRYSON
SINATRA: HOLLYWOOD HIS WAY BY TIMOTHY KNIGHT
BEAUTIFUL BOREDOM: IDLENESS AND FEMININE SELF-REALIZATION IN THE VICTORIAN NOVEL BY LEE ANNA MAYNARD
LIFE IN A MEDIEVAL VILLAGE BY FRANCES AND JOSEPH GIES
PAIN, PARTIES, WORK: SYLVIA PLATH IN NEW YORK, SUMMER 1953 BY ELIZABETH WINDER
UNDER THE BIG BLACK SUN: A PERSONAL HISTORY OF L.A. PUNK BY JOHN DOE
IN THE GREAT GREEN ROOM: THE BRILLIANT AND BOLD LIFE OF MARGARET WISE BROWN BY AMY GARY
GRETA GARBO: THE MYSTERY OF STYLE BY STEFANIA RICCI
WHEN PARIS SIZZLED: THE 1920S PARIS OF HEMINGWAY, CHANEL, COCTEAU, COLE PORTER, JOSEPHINE BAKER, AND THEIR FRIENDS BY MARY MCAULIFFE
SIRENS & SINNERS: A VISUAL HISTORY OF WEIMAR FILM 1918-1933 BY HANS HELMUT PRINZLER
THE BEST MINDS OF MY GENERATION: A LITERARY HISTORY OF THE BEATS BY ALLEN GINSBERG
What were your fave books of 2017? Please share with me in the comments.
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American poet Edwin Arlington Robinson was born on 22 December 1869:
Edwin Arlington Robinson
“Friends: people who borrow my books and set wet glasses on them.” –Edwin Arlington Robinson
“The first draft is just telling yourself the story.” — Terry Pratchett
“Never keep a poem waiting; it might be a really good one, and if you don’t get it down, it’s lost.” –Ruth Stone
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It’s that time of year again.
This was originally published here on 7 December 2012. In what has become an annual tradition, I am re-posting it today in honor of its subject, my buddy Frank.
Intermezzo: Wherein I Offer You a Few Disjointed but Heartfelt Memories of My Dead Friend Frank on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
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Tagged Essay, Friends, Friendship, History, Longform, National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, Pearl Harbor, Personal Essay, World War II, World War Two, Writing |
“For two extraordinary years, I have been working on it–learning to write– but mostly learning how to tell the truth. At first it is quite impossible. You make yourself better than anybody, and when you finally come to see you are “like” everybody– that is the bitterest blow of all to the ego. But in the end it is only the truth, no matter how ugly or shameful, that is right, that fits together, that makes real people, and strangely enough– beauty…”– Louise Brooks
Louise Brooks, circa 1929
The extraordinarily gifted and intelligent Louise Brooks– dancer, actor, and writer–was born on 14 November 1906. May she never be forgotten.
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Tagged Actors, Books, Classic Hollywood, Dead Writers, Films, Louise Brooks, Movie Stars, Reading, Silent Cinema, Writers, Writing |