Not only has my manuscript, THE ROAD AHEAD, been rejected repeatedly, but so have my articles and short stories. Finally, I've found a publication interested in my work. I sent them several articles and today they came back to me with an offer to publish an article. It doesn't pay much but it's a start. … Continue reading Found a Magazine To Publish Some Articles
Were you taught to put two spaces after a period at the end of a sentence? I was and I think many people were, but now most publications recommend using just one. I recently had to go through my 75,000 word manuscript and remove hundreds of spaces at the suggestion of an editor. The modern and … Continue reading One Or Two Spaces After a Period?
After a day of ridicule for a poorly designed Trump/Pence campaign logo that launched a thousand memes, the Trump campaign disappeared the design from their official website overnight. Following the Twitter announcement of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as businessman Donald Trump’s choice of a running mate should he still be given the GOP presidential nomination, … Continue reading Back To The Drawing Board
I saw a documentary Saturday evening, called Under The Sun, that was both distrurbing and laughable. It's almost two films combined: one is a total fabrication and the other closer to the truth. Despite continuous interference by government handlers, director Vitaly Mansky still manages to document life in Pyongyang. He was supposed to tell the story … Continue reading North Korea Would Make George Orwell Proud
An excert from my unpublished novel, THE ROAD AHEAD Before putting away his phone, Jerry checks his text messages. There is one from Geneva. Congratulations on winning George Castanza a seat in the Legislature! lol Very funny. What an incredible night. Did you see Peter's victory speech? Yes. Very moving. Want to join me for … Continue reading From The Employee Handbook: Don’t Sleep With The Boss
by Mark Medley, The Globe and Mail On a recent Saturday evening, Douglas Gardham is sitting behind the wheel of his black Acura TL, on a highway west of Toronto, making his way back to Alliston, the small town where he lives. The road is slick from the rainstorm that passed through the area earlier … Continue reading Tough Sell