Archive for the 'Writing' Category

IS THERE A BLUE PILL FOR WRITERS…?

April 24th, 2014

The Paris Review: “The Art Of Fiction No. 203″ with Ray Bradbury: INTERVIEWER: Do the novel and short story present different problems to you? BRADBURY: Yes, the problem of the novel is to stay truthful. The short story, if you really are intense and you have an exciting idea, writes itself in a few hours. […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

April 24th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE* What’s going on here… Today’s headlines include: Local News Problem carp Statements in ATM robbery in question Civil case out of 2012 fatal wreck Elk River runoff treated at Belpre area business Benefit for 11-year-old kidney patient Top Headlines Poll: Would you think twice about eating fish caught from the […]

I WISH I’D READ THIS IN 1973…

April 23rd, 2014

The Paris Review: “The Art Of Fiction No. 203″ with Ray Bradbury: INTERVIEWER: You have said that you don’t believe in going to college to learn to write. Why is that? BRADBURY: You can’t learn to write in college. It’s a very bad place for writers because the teachers always think they know more than […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

April 23rd, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE What’s going on here… Today’s headlines include: Local News Drug prevention push launched Dealer paid for his habit selling heroin Green Valley merger called a plus 3 men arrested out of heroin discovery Fleming back after severe injury Top Headlines Poll: Have you attended any of the community meals around […]

I, LIBRARIANISTA…

April 22nd, 2014

The Paris Review: “The Art Of Fiction No. 203″ with Ray Bradbury: INTERVIEWER: You’re self-educated, aren’t you? BRADBURY: Yes, I am. I’m completely library educated. I’ve never been to college. I went down to the library when I was in grade school in Waukegan, and in high school in Los Angeles, and spent long days […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

April 22nd, 2014

Click on image for readable version from Newseum. What’s going on here… Today’s headlines include: Local News Finished business Man in standoff ruled insane Warren board lobbies for levy Taste of Home Cooking School brings the taste of spring to Marietta Lawrence still a hot topic Top Headlines Poll: How sensitive are you to pollen […]

ONE COMMENT A HOT TOPIC MAKES…?

April 21st, 2014

Mouse over the above screen capture from today’s Marietta Times to see what qualifies to be included in the paper’s What’s Hot category. In a way, the paper is daily making the case that local newspapers are just not ready for an online presence. I’ve been thinking that Ogden might consider an archive function for […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

April 21st, 2014

Click on image for readable version from Newseum. What’s going on here… Today’s headlines include: Local News Unique facade Mudslinging or free speech? Standardized test discontent Lawyers explain pipeline issues for Warren Twp. Easter egg hunt in Oak Grove Top Headlines Poll: At what age do you think it is appropriate for a child to […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

April 20th, 2014

What’s going on here… Today’s headlines include: Since the Marietta Times does not publish a Sunday edition, what was your favorite story this week? What story did the Marietta Times not report or under-report this week? Previously…

IN THE BELLY OF THE BEAST…

April 19th, 2014

From this morning’s Marietta Times: Leaders of a national atheist group say the best spot to find a nonbeliever is in a place of faith. To that end, the American Atheists, in an effort to raise awareness and attract new members, are holding their annual conference over Easter weekend in the home of The Church […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

April 19th, 2014

What’s going on here… Today’s headlines include: Local News Phones for kids MHS band fundraising begins Around Town Watershed to reduce assessment Student art on display Top Headlines Poll: Will Congress adjust flood insurance premiums to benefit Marietta? Previously…

GABRIEL GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ: 1927-1914…

April 18th, 2014

I had occasion twice in the past month to mention Gabriel García Márquez. He first made an appearance in HCWW in 2005. Today, The Paris Review chose this portion of his 1981 interview to memorialize Márquez: INTERVIEWER: Why do you think fame is so destructive for a writer? GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ: Primarily because it invades your […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

April 18th, 2014

What’s going on here… Today’s headlines include: Local News Flood of criticism Insurance fraud alleged Oak Grove Christian school forming Beverly-Waterford 225th anniversary falls on Easter Sunday Reminder on Armory Square parking Top Headlines Poll: Will Congress adjust flood insurance premiums to benefit Marietta? Previously…

CODE BLUE…

April 17th, 2014

Over at The Marietta Times (not to be confused with Not The Marietta Times) the conversation is all but over. I just took a peak and there are two, count them two, polls (and no articles) in the What’s Hot box: How interested are you in seeing so-called faith-based movies? (three comments, one each from […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

April 17th, 2014

What’s going on here… Today’s headlines include: Local News Small & historic Forum gathers area views on public schools Safety campaigns aimed at motorists and motorcyclists WCCC student excels in welding Life of crime, addiction Top Headlines Poll: Who do you think makes more driving mistakes: car/truck drivers or motorcyclists? Previously…

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

April 16th, 2014

What’s going on here… Today’s headlines include: Local News Pets for Easter Burglar/thief says he’s ‘the fall guy’ 7th, Pike bid above estimate; project still a ‘go’ Food pantry’s new director a dietitian Hands-on Earth Day activities made for families Top Headlines Poll: How often do you skip breakfast? Previously…

I DON’T CARE IF CONVERSATIONS ARE NOT CIVIL…

April 15th, 2014

I think that the conversation, regardless of any rancor, venom or bile that may be spewed, in important because we build our communities with our conversations and if we shut down the conversations because a few trolls haven’t left the playground, then we endanger the social health of the community. A choke hold on comments […]

PULITZER AWARDED FOR SNOWDEN REPORTING…

April 15th, 2014

From this morning’s The Guardian: The Guardian and the Washington Post have been awarded the highest accolade in US journalism, winning the Pulitzer prize for public service for their groundbreaking articles on the National Security Agency’s surveillance activities based on the leaks of Edward Snowden. The award, announced in New York on Monday, comes 10 […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

April 15th, 2014

What’s going on here… Today’s headlines include: Local News Historic barns Sixth District primary Cell vs. landline Wood Co. board to vote on calendar What’s happening for Easter? Top Headlines Poll: What do you plan to do on Easter Sunday? Previously…

IN PRAISE OF MEATBALL JOURNALISM…

April 14th, 2014

Phyllis Rose writes: It sometimes seems that the more people want to write, the more they tie themselves up in knots. As a college professor observing smart students in writing classes of both fiction and nonfiction, I know that people who take such courses respect writing. You don’t need to convince them of its worth, […]

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