Go to the Movies on Valentine’s Day! Just Don’t Go to See Mr. Grey…

So you want to do something romantic on Valentine's Day--and that means you DON'T want to subject your date to unsavory images of bondage, discipline, domination, submission, sadism and masochism.  In short, you don't want to see "50 Shades of Grey."So how should you celebrate, sans erotica?Here's an idea:  Hit your local theater to see OLD FASHIONED, a romantic drama about a former frat boy who gives up his reckless carousing and now runs an antique shop in a small Midwestern college to … [Read more...]

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Elmore Leonard Is Dead; Soon We Will Be, Too

A few weeks ago, I and a crowd of fans, shoppers and curious onlookers spent a chilly Sunday afternoon touring Elmore Leonard's house-- browsing his bookshelves, checking out worn holiday decorations in the basement and rusty hand tools in the garage, fingering a favorite coffee mug.Elmore "Dutch" Leonard died in August 2013 at the age of 87, following a stroke.  In March 2014, his heirs brought in a management company to hold an Estate Sale, parting with the trinkets and trivets the author, … [Read more...]

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The Flash Fiction of Ernest Hemingway

A guest post by Deacon Jerry SchifferBecomes Novelist. Supports life. Kills self.The words above (very loosely) represent a literary genre that has come to be known as “flash fiction”–the presentation of a story line that relies on few words to elicit the intellectual involvement and response of a reader.  Some peg the number of words allowed at 1,000; others at 500.  The most efficient example uses as few as six words to accomplish the author’s story-telling goals.The example of “flash … [Read more...]

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