Complete works of Shakespeare due soon
- Morriston, Florida,
- April 09
- Grand Vizier
- I am six feet two inches of rippling muscle, wavy blond hair, sparkling wit and two-fisted defense of Family Values and the American way of life.
(I did say that I write fantasy fiction, didn't I?)
Addendum for the benefit of the humorless and/or brain-dead - The above was meant to be satirical. The parenthetical (that's the part between the curved vertical lines) should have alerted you to that intent.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Turkey Tetrazini - skc
November 29, 2009 03:18PM
- Skilleteers Easy Red flannel
May 04, 2009 02:40PM
- Meet the Buddha
October 04, 2009 02:05PM
- Marshall McLuhan killed OS...
July 22, 2009 10:49PM
- My favorite ex-favorites
June 20, 2009 01:16PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Is it plausible?
Ever had a flashback?
Have I "gotten over
December 01, 2009 11:48PM
- “Next time, how about
couple of photos?”
November 30, 2009 05:40PM
- “Sounds like the
stereotypical American family
Be a bit
cautious about the
November 26, 2009 01:20PM
- “I first read Freud's
Interpretation of Dreams when
seventeen and having
November 11, 2009 08:40PM
- “Stove top-to-oven
recipes, I've got a million of
them - I'll
try to post a few
November 10, 2009 04:00PM
Wayne Gallant's Links
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* 1 (16 ounce) package uncooked/… Read full post »
This is easy, since you will be using canned ingredients, but feel free to try this with potatoes, beets and corned beef you prepared yourself. This makes a hearty breakfast and will fuel a man for an entire morning of/…
I met the Buddha out on the road, so I killed him.
I pulled out my trusty old 44 mag and I drilled him.
And all the love and compassion flowed/… Read full post »
... at least for me.
... at least partially.
His famous dictum, "The medium is the message", finally sunk in, and is the reason why I have decided not to post much on OS in future. At least I won't be posting any more works of fiction,… Read full post »
. Lobster stew is quick and easy to prepair
. It is expensive, rich, and satisfying
. It is a near cert to get you laid
./… Read full post »
* This is a recreation of a post I published five months ago. It is revised and updated.
Seems like some "writers" here are desperate to have their pearls of wisdom and literary accumen read by as many people as they can possibly entice into/… Read full post »
I was watching the house through the spotter scope when the garage suddenly burst into flame like some gigantic firework, a great yellow-orange ball, growing swiftly. It reminded me of films I'd seen of the atom bomb tests. I shuddered, and held my breath for several seconds before… Read full post »
Beer Butt Chicken is a whole chicken, shoved over a can of beer, then placed on a grill and roasted until tender. This results in superior flavor and a moist, never dried-out bird. Beer Butt Chicken tastes better than the usual chicken parts grilled over coals./… Read full post »
"What color is the sky?", I asked.
"Blue" the child replied.
"That's right" I said.
That's right... sometimes.
This morning I looked into the eastern sky
as Sol arose from his cold Atlantic bed.
The gray predawn was pushed westward
and yellow gold became the sky's primary color.
The… Read full post »
There was a Door to which I found no Key:
There was a Veil past which I could not see:
Some little Talk awhile of ME and THEE
There seemed--and then no more of THEE and ME.
*The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam", Stanza XXXII
Old tailor of tents, old weaver of words,
You lure/… Read full post »
Advice from Stephen King - Time 1:12
"Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty. "
"Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work."
"I watched/… Read full post »
Shatner On: The Subtleties Of Language In Writing
"The basic quality that any great story must have is a story that illustrates the human condition. "
"Acting is easier - writing is more creative. The lazy man vies with the industrious."
Seattle Wiley - Writing Tip - Choosing Words - Time 6:00
"Good writing rests on two things: content and structure. Content - knowing what it is you want to say - comes first. Just as important, though, is structure: the words you choose… Read full post »
Many time Hugo and Nebula Awards winner Harlan Ellison is co-author of I, Robot (with Isaac Asimov) as well as the critically acclaimed I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream, and The Beast that Shouted Love at the Heart of the World. During his first day as/… Read full post »
Coming down from the ridge, we could see the Canadian convoy, circled next to a large outcropping of rock just north of the Kandahar-Kabul highway, which protected them from fire from that direction. But their southern flank was wide open to Taliban fire, and they were being… Read full post »
We depart from our series of Video lectures to explore some great writing expressed as song lyrics.
First, a tragically romantic evocation from the pen of tragic romantic Billy Strayhorn:
They say into your early life romance came
And in this heart… Read full post »
Haiku - what it is, and isn't
Broc O'Chicken Alfredo with penne pasta
1 head of broccoli or 1 bag frozen brocolli florets
2 medium chicken breasts (with skin and ribs)
1 box (16 oz.) penne rigate pasta
1 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic
1 jar (15 oz.) Classico Alfredo sauce
1 bay leaf
1 whole/… Read full post »
What can a writer learn by watching a standup comic? Lots. The techniques employed in standup are quite transferable to the printed page. The fast segue, the juxtapositioning of seemingly disparate ideas, the introduction of the incongruous thought, all those weapoms from the c… Read full post »
Phillip K. Dick interview Time 3:47
"I want to write about people I love, and put them into a fictional world spun out of my own mind, not the world we actually have, because the world we actually have does not meet/… Read full post »
Frank McCourt - Writing About Poverty Time 4:22
"You have to study and learn so that you can make up your own mind about history and everything else but you can’t make up an empty mind. Stock your mind, stock your mind. It… Read full post »
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