Month: March 2011

Novelists in Novels

Stephen King does it often. Apparently, Wodehouse does it too: “He envied fellows like Gertrude’s cousin, Ambrose Tennyson. Ambrose was a novelist, and a letter like this would probably have been pie to him.” ~P.G.W. The Luck of the Bodkins Novelists as characters. I’ve never done written a novelist character myself, partly because I think that other fantabulous…

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Attention Colorado Springs Writers!

My writers’ group has just put together a new website (still a tiny bit under construction) that you can visit here– The Under Ground Writing Project –and there’s a Community section that we’re looking to fill. So if you’re part of another writers’ group in the Colorado Springs area, or if you’re a local author and you want…

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Ode to the Bathroom Floor

Some of you may or may not know that Wodehouse also dabbled in poetry. In that enterprising spirit, I shall regale you with my own poetic presentation on what I’ve been doing this week. With photos! Ahem. O, carpeted bathroom destroyed by bad cat spray! (Who carpets bathrooms? Ah, well. It just came that way…) We’ve gutted you, pulling your threadworn…

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Foiled and Balanced

Jeeves and Wooster. Mike and Psmith. Wodehouse knew how to use foils in his work to get the maximum humorous results. On the surface it seems like it’s all about buffoonery placed against the wise-and-tolerant. After all, Wooster gets into one social scrape after another, right there along with his troublesome friends. Mike also stumbles…

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Taking the Trouble

“with each new book of mine I have, as I say, always that feeling that this time I have picked a lemon in the garden of literature. A good thing really, I suppose. Keeps one up on one’s toes and makes one write every sentence ten times. Or in many cases twenty times…When in due…

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