THE ELECTRONIC WRITE STUFF

· Writing News for the Sunshine State & the Solar System


Editor: Howard Denson * August 2011

Conference, Critiques, and Smashwords (Write Stuff 0811)

In This Issue:

 

NFW to Critique at Aug. 13 Meeting at Willowbranch

Writers, Let Me Introduce You to Smashwords – Joy V. Smith

Writers’ Conference Scheduled Aug. 5-7 at U of N Florida

The Wrong Stuff – Howard Denson

Barbarians Past the Gates – Dubious and Nebulous

Stuff from Hither and Yon

Stuff from a Writer's Quill – Vladimir Nabokov

Meetings of NFW and Other Groups

Useful Links

The Write Staff

Membership Form

Writers Born This Month

 

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NFW TO CRITIQUE

AT AUG. 13 MEETING

AT WILLOWBRANCH

 

The North Florida Writers meeting will be at the Willowbranch library on the second Saturday of the month (Aug. 13) at 2 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.

 

The NFW will also critique manuscripts at the meeting. The critique process has people other than the author of respective works read aloud the submissions (up to 10 double-spaced pages of prose, and reasonable amounts of poetry or lyrics). Authors may not defend their work, but they should listen to the words and rhythms of their creations. 

 

Willowbranch is located in Riverside at 2875 Park St., Jax 32205, but, if you are unfamiliar with area, go to http://jpl.coj.net/lib/branches/wbb.html and use MapQuest to find the easiest route there. The WB phone is 904.381.8490.

 

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WRITER, LET ME INTRODUCE

YOU TO SMASHWORDS

 

By JOY V. SMITH

 

A friend introduced me to Smashwords, and I recently published my first ebook, Remodeling: Buying and Updating a Foreclosure, which is about how one woman and her family coped with selling a house. It starts with looking for a new house, buying a new house that was a foreclosure, taking care of the needed repairs, and then remodeling it since it didn't even have a kitchen sink!

 

This book should be helpful to anyone coping with a remodeling project.

 

The cover was designed by SF author and poet, Vincent Miskell, the friend who introduced me to Smashbooks. (Having a cover is essential for ebooks, and I was really worried until he volunteered to help me.)

 

Smashwords link to book:

Smashwords - Remodeling: Buying and Updating a Foreclosure - A book by Joy Smith

 

Her website is http://pagadan.livejournal.com.

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WRITERS’ CONFERENCE

SCHEDULED AUG. 5-7

AT U OF N FLORIDA

 

The Florida Writers Assn. and the University of North Florida are holding a writers’ conference Aug. 5-7 at the UNF Campus.

 

A unique feature of the conference is an emphasis on the “pitchbook” (useful for fiction and non-fiction writers, screenwriters, and others.

 

The workshop faculty will feature the following (click on each for info about him or her):

 

 Glynn Marsh Alam, Chris Berman, John Boles, Laura Parker Castoro, Sharon Y. Cobb, Victor Digenti, Diane Faulkner, Adrian Fogelin, Sohrab Homi Fracis, Lynn Skapyak Harlin, Kristin Harmel,  Deborrah Hoag, Frances Keiser, Sandra Mcdonald, Jennifer Nelson, Carol O'Dell, Liz Robbins, Sonja Rocha, Elizabeth Sinclair,  Tony Timbol, Jamie Williams, James M. Wilson, Jane R. Wood

 

For more information about the conference, read the blog of Victor DiGenti, FWA Regional Director, at www.fwapontevedra.blogspot.com or go to http://www.unfwritersconference.com

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THE

WRONG

STUFF – FORENSIC GRAMMAR

 

By HOWARD DENSON

 

AOL-Huffington Post story:

 

After a 15-minute delay, the Weber's were back on the road, but with a baby-gift of a $1,000 speeding ticket, and time running out. . . .

Fortunately, the Weber's baby was born healthy at the hospital, but it was a dangerously close call. According to the couple's doctor, Genevieve's uterus was very nearly ruptured.

 

W.S. SAYS: It is terrible when someone becomes infected with a bad case of apostrophes. In the two sentences from a news story, neither apostrophe is needed. People persist in adding apostrophes when referring to families, as in a welcome mat: “The Smith’s / Welcome to our home.” No, just write “The Smiths.” If a name ends in “s,” then things get complicated: “The Jones’” is wrong, and “The Jones’s” is even worse. No one would believe that the correct plural is “The Joneses,” so avoid it by writing “The Jones Family.”

 

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Clarence Page in op-ed column on the U.K.’s phone hacking scandal:

 

Even the most straight-laced reporters sometimes envy the fun the scandal sheet folks must have, chasing scoops at all costs.

 

W.S. SAYS: The historically correct expression is “strait-laced,” but some dictionaries will illogically accept “straight-laced.” The point in the correct usage is that the lace has been tightened; it’s as narrow as the Straits of McGillicutty, you see?

 

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Charles Babington, Associated Press story on the debt crisis:

 

The miscalculation lead to an announcement Tuesday night that a vote on a plan to trade spending cuts for a debt ceiling increase was postponed from today to Thursday.

 

W.S. SAYS: Reporters, editors, and proof-readers do need to get the lead out of their system. “I lead today, but you led us yesterday.”

 

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“Painting by numbers: Digital analysis is invading the world of the connoisseur” (The Economist):

 

Dalí and Ernst, by contrast, were farther apart then expected.

 

W.S. SAYS: So close, but so different. “Than” is for comparisons; “then” is for time references (adverbs).

 

**

Paige Braddock, “Jane’s World” comic strip:

 

Look, Ethan, I’m making changes in my life. I’m sorry that these changes effect you.

 

W.S. SAYS: It’s “affect,” of course. Most of the time, when you are using a verb and have to choose between “affect” and “effect,” it’s going to be “affect.” If you have a five-step plan to implement, then you might write something like “the committee will effect the plan over a seven-month period.”

 

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Jim Schoettler, “Link of victim, motorist probed” (Florida Times-Union):

 

Nelson said the driver drove the truck to the road’s shoulder, inspected the vehicle and laid down along its side as if he were going to sleep.

 

W.S. SAYS: When do we use “lie” and “lay”? If someone or something is reclining, then you want to use “he lies down today,” “he lay down yesterday,” and “he has lain down for an hour.” You’re right: Nobody says “lain,” except maybe Clark Kent.

 

 

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BARBARIANS

PAST

THE GATES

 

One of this newsletter’s Gentle Readers has recommended that we include

a section that calls attention to a word or words that are used by people who don’t understand that better usage is out there.  These folks know to avoid such expressions as “I seen him do it” or “He shouldn’t have ran into the fence.” But they might be saying or writing “If I would have known” and the like.

 

The intent is to keep the column short and generally anonymous. (You may call yourself something like “Publius,” “Claudius,” or “Auspicious.”)

 

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Something I learned while looking other things up: the spelling of numskull. – Dubious

 

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Vogue pronunciation: controverseeal (as though contravershul is not adequate for today’s sensibilities). – Dubious

 

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Please avoid Year over year, gave the appearance of, made the decision, a variety of different options. These are all too rampant and denote a lack of consciousness of words that writers must not fall prey to. – Dubious

 

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I was listening to an audio book of a 19th Century work and thought I heard the writer refer to something like “he has slidden,” supposedly a past participle for “slide.” A dictionary check reveals that Merriam Webster dodged the question. “The Oxford English Dictionary” online gave “slid” as both the past tense and the past participle. – Nebulous

 

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STUFF

FROM HITHER

AND YON

 

From Here to Eternity

-- The Restored Edition

 

What did “From Here to Eternity” look like before the publishing house toned it down? Harold Augenbraum finds a more interesting book in James Jones’ original words. http://bnreview.barnesandnoble.com/t5/Reviews-Essays/From-Here-to-Eternity-the-Restored-Edition/ba-p/5193

 

 

‘Gatsby’

Without

Greatness

 

“The Great Gatsby” has been dumbed down, and down, and even further down, supposedly because kiddies of a certain age level need such an edition. Roger Ebert examines passages from the original and then from the simplified version. http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2011/07/_did_it_seem_to.html

 

25 Science Novels

That Your Students

Will Love

 

Literature should not exist as the sole domain of English classes, according to an article at Accredited Online Colleges. Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring” leads the list. What are the other 24? Go to http://www.accreditedonlinecolleges.com/blog/2011/25-science-novels-that-your-students-will-love/

 

Collection

Of Unusual

(Useless?)

Words

 

Okay, so these words aren’t utilitarian for most types of writing, but they may help you complete a difficult crossword puzzle . . . or irritate the daylights out of your friends. http://users.tinyonline.co.uk/gswithenbank/unuwords.htm

 

In the Colonies,

It’s Write Mischief

For NY Retreats

 

Emily Witt explores the summers of love at writers’ getaways in the state of New York, from Yaddo, to MacDowell, to Millay and Ledig House. With anxious spouses left at home with the wee ones, do the writers get on with writing or simply get it on? http://www.observer.com/2011/07/in-the-colonies-its-write-mischief/?show=print

 

Artist-writer

Profiled

On Book Em Bob

 

He writes under the name Steve Senn and paints and illustrates under the name Oscar Senn. This article follows the work of this Georgia native and graduate of the Ringling School of the Arts. http://bookembob.blogspot.com/2011/07/oscar-senn-aka-steve-senn-bibliography.html?spref=fb

 

How to Blog

Like

Andrew Sullivan

 

Andrew Sullivan says he has a couple of rules for blogs: “. . . [I]f it isn’t updated at least twice a day it’s not a blog, it’s a website. So don’t fool yourself that you’re blogging when you’re really just putting stuff up online. And twice a day is sort of, I think, the minimum. I think a blog to live really has to be probably four or five times a day.” Check out his other rules at http://bigthink.com/ideas/24587

 

In a menacing world,

we flee into thrillers

 

Writing for London’s Telegraph, Philip Hensher says the thriller dominates both the Booker Prize longlist and the bestseller charts. It has become society's favorite means of escape.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booker-prize/8672150/In-a-menacing-world-we-flee-into-thrillers.html

 

What Mimicking One’s Language

Style May Mean

About the Relationship

 

People match each other's language styles more during happier periods of their relationship than at other times, according to new research from psychologists at The University of Texas at Austin.

 

"When two people start a conversation, they usually begin talking alike within a matter of seconds," says James Pennebaker, psychology professor and co-author of the study. "This also happens when people read a book or watch a movie. As soon as the credits roll, they find themselves talking like the author or the central characters."

http://www.utexas.edu/news/2010/10/04/language_relationships/

 

Scientists credited

on ghostwritten articles

“should be charged with fraud”

 

Ian Sample, a science correspondent for the U.K.’s Guardian, reports that legal experts are calling for severe sanctions against scientists who “guest author” papers written by drugs companies.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/aug/02/scientists-ghostwritten-articles-fraud

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STUFF FROM

A WRITER'S QUILL

 

I think like a genius, I write like a distinguished author, and I speak like a child.

 

-- Vladimir Nabokov

 

 

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MEETINGS

OF NFW AND

OTHER GROUPS

 

BARD SOCIETY: Every Wednesday: 7 p.m.; Frank Green 410-5775; Email frankgrn@comcast.net

 

FIRST COAST CHRISTIAN WRITERS GROUP: Every Thursday, 6:45 p.m. at Charles Webb-Wesconnett Library at the intersection of 103rd Street and Harlow Boulevard. Email: Dalyn_2@yahoo.com or Tlsl72@yahoo.com,

 

FIRST COAST ROMANCE WRITERS: Second Saturday of each month; start time varies based on program; see website Chaffee Road Library; 1425 Chaffee Road South, Jacksonville. Info: www.firstcoastromancewriters.com

 

MANDARIN WRITERS WORKSHOP: Second and fourth Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at S. Mandarin Library (corner of San Jose and Orange Picker Rd.). Larry Barnes at wordsandpics@bellsouth.net.

 

NORTH FLORIDA WRITERS: Second Saturday: 2 p.m. at Willowbranch Library; 2875 Park Street 32205; www.northfloridawriters.org

 

NORTHEAST FLORIDA CHAPTER OF FLORIDA WRITERS ASSN.: fourth Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m. at the Ponte Vedra Library (between Jacksonville and St. Augustine). Vic DiGenti, FWA regional director. For more information, check www.fwapontevedra.blogspot.com or www.windrusher.com.

 

SISTERS IN CRIME: First Saturday of each month: 10:30 a.m. at Southeast Regional Library, 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32256; Sherry Czerniejewski, president Email sherrycz@aol.com

 

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SOME

USEFUL

LINKS

 

100 EXTENSIVE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD THAT ANYONE CAN ACCESS: https://maryandmacdesign.wordpress.com/

 

      THE ATAVIST (original nonfiction storytelling): http://atavist.net/

 

      BEST LITERARY CRITICISM WEBLOGS: http://www.mastersdegree.net/blog/2011/25-best-literary-criticism-blogs/

 

      BOOK COUNTRY (sponsored by Penguin Books): http://www.bookcountry.com/

 

CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF THE PUBLIC DOMAIN: http://www.law.duke.edu/cspd/publicdomainday

 

CLASSIC BOOKS FOR FREE DOWNLOADS: http://www.planetebook.com/

 

      DAYS OF YORE (writers and artists’ struggles to succeed): http://www.thedaysofyore.com/

 

      HOW LANGUAGE WORKS (the cognitive science of linguistics from Indiana University): http://www.indiana.edu/~hlw/

 

"MURDER YOUR DARLINGS" (Quiller-Couch on Style): http://grammar.about.com/od/rhetoricstyle/a/murderquiller.htm

 

THE PHRASE FINDER: http://www.phrases.org.uk/

 

PITCHERS & POETS: http://pitchersandpoets.com/

 

POETRY DAILY: http://poems.com/

 

QUOTE INVESTIGATOR: http://quoteinvestigator.com/

 

REPRESENTATIVE POETRY ONLINE: http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/display/menupoet.cfm

 

      SHAKESPEARE SEARCHED: http://shakespeare.yippy.com/

 

      SOME PLACES TO OBTAIN FREE E-BOOKS: http://www.freeliterature.org/index.html

 

TEN PRINCIPLES OF EFFECTIVE WRITING (F.L. Lucas on Style): http://grammar.about.com/od/rhetoricstyle/a/lucastyle10.htm

 

THROW GRAMMAR FROM THE TRAIN: http://throwgrammarfromthetrain.blogspot.com/

 

TODAY IN LITERATURE: http://www.todayinliterature.com/

 

UNUSUAL WORDS: http://users.tinyonline.co.uk/gswithenbank/unuwords.htm

 

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THE

WRITE

STAFF

 

President: Stewart Neal (stewartneal@usa.net)

 

Vice President: Richard Levine (RichieL@clearwire.net)

 

Secretary: Kathy Marsh (kathygmarsh@bellsouth.net)

 

Treasurer: Howard Denson (hd3nson@hotmail.com)

 

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MEMBERSHIP

APPLICATION

FOR NORTH FLORIDA WRITERS

 

Membership is $15 for students, $25 for individuals, and $40 for a family. (Make out checks to WRITERS.) Mail your check to WRITERS, c/o Howard Denson, 1511 Pershing Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32205.

 

Name___________________________________________ ___________________________

Street or P.O address_________________________________ Apt. No. ___________

City ______________________________State _____ Zip ________________________

E-mail address: __________________________________ _____________ ____________

 

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WRITERS

BORN

IN AUGUST

 

1 – Claudius (Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus) (10 BC), Peter van Herenthals (1322), Andrew Melville (1545), Luís Vélez de Guevara (1579), Benedetto Marcello (1686), Francis Scott Key (1779), Lorenz Oken (1779), Richard Henry Dana (1815), Herman Melville (1819), (Mary Harris) “Mother” Jones (1837), Paul Barth (1858), Montague Rhodes James (1862), Emilie Rose Macaulay (1881), Constantly Burniaux (1892), Paul (George Vincent O'Shaughnessy) Horgan (1903), Anne Hébert (1916), Stanley Middleton (1919), Jeffrey Segal (1924), Ernst Jandl (1925), Étienne Roda-Gil (1941), Jim Carroll (1951), Richard Roeper (1960), Damien Saez (1977);

 

2 -- Theodor Zwinger (1533), Kaspar von Stieler (1632), Johann Jakob Scheuchzer (1672), Joan Lucaz (1746), Adolf Friedrich von Schack (1815), Francis Marion Crawford (1854), William Watson (1858), Irving Babbitt (1865), Ernest C. Dowson (1867), Aino J. M. Kallas (1878), Ethel Mary Dell (1881), Johannes Tralow (1882), Viktor Maksimovich Zhirmunsky (1891), John Kieran (1892), Charles Bennett (1899), George Malcolm Thomson (1899), Albert Goodwin (1906), Mary Hamman (1907), Lou Zara (1910), Roger MacDougall (1910), Louis Pauwels (1920), James Baldwin (1924), Peter O'Toole (1932), Benjamin Barber (1939), Isabel Allende (1942), Rose Tremain (Rosemary Jane Thomson) (1943), Robert P. Holdstock (1948), James Fallows (1949), Anne Leuchars (1953), Caleb Carr (1955), Anne Leuchars (1957), Aline Brosh McKenna (1967);

 

3 -- Étienne Dolet (1509), Paul A. Daum (1850), Vernon Louis Parrington (1871), Eugene Baie (1874), Rupert Brooke (1887), Sally Benson (1899), Ernie Pyle (1900), Clifford D(onald) Simak (1904), Leonard Huizinga (1906), Mel Tolkin (1913), Sal Santen (1915), Shakeel Badayuni (1916), James MacGregor Burns (1918), P.D. James (Phyllis Dorothy James White) (1920), Hayden Carruth (1921), Robert Sumner (1922), Roger Foulon (1923), Leon Uris (1924), James Komack (1930), Mario Montes de Oca (1932), Diane Wakoski (1937), Martha Stewart (1941), Reed Waller (1949), Frank Schaeffer (1952);

 

4 -- François Hédelin, abbé d'Aubignac (1604), Thomas Blackwell (1701), Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792), Walter Pater (1839), Knut Hamsun (1859), Erich Weinert (1890), Witold Gombrowicz (1904), Leslie Wilkinson (1908), Osbert Lancaster (1908), Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov (1912), Robert Hayden (1913), Iceberg Slim (Robert Beck) (1918), Helen Thomas (1920), Mushtaq Ahmad Yusufi (1923), John Gorman (1930), Rutger Kopland (Rutger van den Hoofdakker) (1934), Assia Djebar (1936), Richard Belzer (1944), Brooks D. Simpson (1957), Allison Hedge Coke (1958), Tim Winton (1960), Barack Obama (1961), Dennis Lehane (1965), John August (1970);

 

5 -- John Eliot (1604), James Anderson (1662), Johan Lulofs (1711), Michael Banim (1796), Ivar A. Aasen (1813), Guy de Maupassant (1850), Mary R. Beard (1876), Gertrude E. Durden Rush (1880), Conrad P(otter) Aiken (1889), Conrad Aiken (1899), Francis Walder (Francois Waldburger) (1906), John Huston (1906), Wassely Leontief (1906), Jacquetta Hawkes (1910), (Johan) Erik Lindegren (1910), Wendell Berry (1934), Ron Silliman (1946), David Baldacci (1960), D.R. Hall (1962);

 

6 -- Nicolas de Malebranche (1638), Francois Fenelon (1651), Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues (1715), Catherine Beecher (1800), Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809), Judah Philip Benjamin (1811), Thomas Alexander Browne (1826), Paul Claudel (1868), Emanuel Querido (Joost Mendes) (1871), Charles Fort (1874), Louella Parsons (1881), Scott Nearing (1883), John Middleton Murry (1889), Vladimir M. Kirshon (1902), M. Revis (Willem Fisherman) (1904), James Lees-Milne (1908), Sol Adler (1908), Christa Reinig (1926), J. O. Jeppson (Janet Opal Jeppson; Janet Asimov) (1926), Norman Wexler (1926), Piers Anthony (Piers Anthony Dillingham Jacob) (1934), Diane di Prima (1934), M. Night Shyamalan (1970);

 

7 -- Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga (1573), Robert Dudley (1574), Georg Stiernhielm (1598), Daniel W. Wyttenbach (1746), Carl A.E. Ahlqvist (A. Oksanen) (1826), Joachim Ringelnatz Hans Bötticher) (1883), Franz J. Weinrich (Heinrich Lerse) (1897), Taylor Caldwell (1900), Louis S(eymour) B(azett) Leakey (1903), Cees Buddingh' (1918), Jan Walravens (1920), M.J. bin Gorion (1921), Felice Bryant (1925), Stan(ley Victor) Freberg (1926), Romeo Muller (1928), Charles E. Rice (1931), Jerry (Eugene) Pournelle (1933), Richard L(ouis) Tierney (1936), Garrison Keillor (1942), Ann Beattie (1947), Marty Appel (1948), Anne Fadiman (1953), Vladimir Sorokin (1955), David Duchovny (1960), John Birmingham (1964);

 

8 -- Conrad Lycosthenes (1518), Jacques Basnage (1653), Francis Hutcheson (1694), Johann C. Adelung (1732), Hieronymus van Alphen (1746), Emilie Flygare-Carlén (1807), Henry Osborn (1857), Sara Teasdale (1884), Donald Davidson (1893), Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (1896), Nina Berberova (1901), Wachtang Ananjan (1905), Andre Demedts (1906), Arthur J. Goldberg (1908), Don Cook (1920), Michael Parkin (1922), Gertrude Himmelfarb (1922), Elis Juliana (1927), Juri Kasakow (1927), Terry Nation (1930), Donald P. Bellisario (1935), Randy Shilts (1951), Jostein Gaarder (1952), Deborah Norville (1958), Anastasia Ashman (1964);

 

9 -- Arnold Fitz Thedmar (1207), Izaak Walton (1593), John Dryden (1631), John Oldham (1653), Jacob Campo Weyerman (1677), Bruno Dalberg/Anonymus Belga (Petrus the Wacker van Zon) (1758), Reynaldo Hahn (1875), Eino Kaila (1890), Jean Piaget (1896), David de Jong (1998), Armand Salacrou (1899), P.L. (Pamela Lyndon) Travers (1899), Berta Waterstradt (1907), John Baur (1909), Robert H. van Gulik (1910), Robert McCormick (1911), Tove Jansson (1914), Enzo Biagi (1920), Philip Larkin (1922), Gerrit Kouwenaar (1923), Michiel de Ruyter (1926), Daniel Keyes (1927), Tetsuko Kuroyanagi (1933), Jonathan Kellerman (1949), Peter Schmuck (1955), Chris Cuomo (1970), James Kim (1971);

 

10 -- Philipp Nicolai (1556), Abai Ibragim Kunanbaiuli or Kunanbaev (1845), J. Scott Lidgett (1854), Lawrence Binyon (1869), Herbert Clark Hoover (1874), Alfred Döblin (1878), Panait Istrati (1884), Voranc Prezikov (Lovro Kuhar) (1893), Michail M. Soschtschenko (1895), Piet[er O.] Bakker (1897), Curt Siodmak (1902), Angus Campbell (1912), A. N. Sherwin-White (1911), Jorge Amado (1912), Alastair Webster Mackie (1925), Adam Smith (George Jerome Waldo Goodman) (1930), Barry Unsworth (1930), Saeedi Sirjani (1930), Mark Doty (1953), Andrew Sullivan (1963);

 

11 -- Thomas Betterton (1635), Charlotte Mary Yonge (1823), Robert Green Ingersoll (1833), Alfred Coville (1860), Ernst Stadler (1883), Hugh MacDiarmid (Christopher Murray Grieve) (1892), Eiji Yoshikawa (1892), Louise Bogan (1897), Enid Blyton (1897), Hugo Buchthal (1909), Alphonse de Waelhens (1911), Prem Bhatia (1911), Angus Wilson (1913), Alex Haley (1921), Carl Rowan (1925), Fernando Arrabal (1932), Jerry Falwell (1933), André Dubus (1936), Taki Theodoracopoulos (1937), Marilyn Vos Savant (1946);

 

12 -- Johann Heinrich Acker (1647), John Balguy (1686), Martin Gerbert (von Hornau) (1720), Robert Southey (1774), Macellus Emants (1848), Johannes P. Kelly (Kellij) (1854), Katharine Lee Bates (1859), Jacinto Benavente y Martínez (1866), Edith Hamilton (1867), Mary Roberts Rinehart (1876), Marguerite "John" Radclyffe-Hall (1880), Frank Arthur Swinnerton (1884), Sir Keith Murdoch (1886), Zerna Sharp (1889), Alfred Kantorowicz (1899), Peter Ambrose Cyprian Luke (1919), twins Norris Dewar McWhirter and Alan Ross McWhirter (1925), Wallace Markfield (1926), William Goldman (1931), Karl Mickel (1935), Geoff Hamilton (1936), Walter Dean Myers (1937), Réjean Ducharme (1941), Jim Beaver (1950), Ann M. Martin (1955), Anthony Swofford (1970);

 

13 -- William Caxton (1422), Johann A. Quenstedt (1617), William Wotton (1666), Nikolaus Lenau (1802), Vladimir Odoevsky (1803), George Grove (1820), Joseph Alberdingk Thijm (Pauwels Foreestier) (1820), Goldwin Smith (1823), Giovanni Verga (1840), Rudolf Georg Binding (1867), William A. Craigie (1867), Salomon "Sam" de Wolff (1878), Jacqueline (Pierrette) R. van Stuwe (Eline vav Stuwe) (1881), Ferdinand Sassen (1894), Max Croiset (1912), Madhur Jaffrey (1933), Tom Perrotta (1961), Amélie Nothomb (1967), Will Clarke (1970), Molly Henneberg (1973);

 

14 -- Fra Paolo Sarpi (Paulus Venetus) (1552), Robert Hayman (1575), William Hutchinson (1786), Méric Casaubon (1599), Letitia Elizabeth Landon (1802), Sir Walter Besant (1836), Henry Duff Trail (1842), Ernest T. Seton (1860), Ernest Thayer (1863), John Galsworthy (1867), Sibilla Aleramo (Rina Faccio) (1876), Harald Kidde (1878), Gisela Richter (1882), James Pitman (1901), Ethel Lois Payne (1911), Eva Strittmatter (1912), B.A. Santamaria (1915), Russell Baker (1925), Alice Adams (1926), René Goscinny (1926), Frederic Raphael (1931), Lee Hoffman (1932), Cheryl Waltz (1945), Steve Martin (1945), Danielle Steel (Danielle Fernandes Dominique Schuelein-Steel) (1947), Gary Larson (1950), Cliff Johnson (1953), Brannon Braga (1964);

 

15 -- Luigi Pulci (1432), Bartol Kašić (1575), Gilles Ménage (1613), Matthias Claudius (1740), Sir Walter Scott (1771), Thomas De Quincey (1785), E. Nesbit (Edith Nesbit Bland) (1858), Johan(nes) B. Schepers (1865), Sri Aurobindo (1872), Aleksandar Belic (1876), Edna Ferber (1885), T(homas) E(dward) Lawrence (1888), Jan Brzechwa (1898), Hans Lorbeer (1901), Jan R.T. Campert (1902), Peter Nicholson Gunn (1914), Alma Gardeslan (1915), Kamiel van Baelen (1915), Aleks Çaçi (1916), Benedict Kiely (1919), Shimon Peres (Szymon Persky) (1923), Phyllis Schlafly (1924), Robert Oxton Bolt (1924), Robert L(ull) Forward (1932), Vernon Eulion Jordan Jr. (1935), Janusz A. Zajdel (1938), Linda Ellerbee (1944), Ann Biderman (1951), Mary Jo Salter (1954), Stieg Larsson (1954), Victor Shenderovich (1958), Rob Thomas (1965), Ben Affleck (Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt) (1972);

 

16 -- Emilie Juliane of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (1637), Jean de La Bruyère (1645), Vincenzo Coronelli (1650), Wilhelm Wundt (1832), Justus van Maurik (1846), Arthur Achleitner (1858), Jules Laforgue (1860), Ferdinand C.S. Schiller (1864), Antonio Nobre (1867), Bernarr Macfadden (Bernard Adolphus McFadden) (1868), Pierre H. Ritter Jr. (1882), Hugo Gernsback (Hugo Gernsbacher) (1884), Harold Foster (1892), Albert Cohen (1895), Georgette Heyer (1902), William Maxwell (1908), Menachem Begin (1913), Charles Bukowski (1920), Louis E. Lomax (1922), Millôr Fernandes (1923), Robert Culp (1930), Reiner Kunze (1933), Diana Wynne Jones (1934), Andrew J(efferson V.) Offutt (1937), James Cameron (1954), Steve Carell (1962);

 

17 -- Johann V Andreae (1586), Josef Dobrovský (1753), Davy Crockett (1786), William Knox (1789), Fredrika Bremer (1801), Johannes H. Scholten (1811), Wilfrid Scawen Blunt (1840), Luis N.F. Varela (1841), Violet Paget (Vernon Lee) (1856), Gene Stratton-Porter (1863), Clara (G. Meijer-)Wichmann (1885), Kurt Hiller (1885), Marcus Garvey (1887), Erik A. Blomberg (1894), Henry P. de Vries (1896), Gerard Schmook (1898), Mary Cain (1904), Roger Peyrefitte (1907), Jan Lode Cantens (1911), Safa Khulusi (1917), Paul Wiens (1922), Evan S. Connell (1924), John A. Emmens (1924), John Hawkes (1925), Jean Poiret (1926), Ted Hughes (1930), V(idiadhar) S. Naipaul (1932), Jonathan Franzen (1959), Nicola Kraus (1974);

 

18 -- Nur ad-Din Abd ar-Rahman Jami (1414), Marko Marulić Splićanin (1450), Jean Bolland (1598), Willem J.F. Nuyens (1823), Robert Williams Buchanan (1841), Ahad Haam (1856), Johan E. Elias (1875), Nettie Palmer (1885), Nico J. Polak (1887), Glenn Albert Black (1900), Armijn Pane (1908), Edgar Faure (1908), Elsa Morante (1912), Zdzisław Żygulski Jr. (1921), Alain Robbe-Grillet (1922), Brian W(ilson) Aldiss (1925), Rosalynn Smith Carter (1927), Roman Polanski (1933), Vincent Bugliosi (1934), William George Rushton (1937), Denis Leary (1957), Bob Woodruff (1961), Brian Michael Bendis (1967), Greg Dean Schmitz (1970);

 

19 -- Marqués de Santillana (1398), Lodovico Guicciardini (1521), Paulus Merula (1558), John Dryden (1631), Eustace Budgell (1686), Samuel Richardson (1689), Pierre-Jean de Béranger (1780), Minna Canth (1844), Edith Nesbit (1858), Hippolyte Delehaye (1859), Maurice Barres (1862), Arthur Waley (1889), Andrzejewski (1895), Arnoldt Bronnen (1895), Ogden Nash (1902), Vladimir M. Kirshon (1902), James Gould Cozzens (1903), Quentin Bell (1910), Ring Lardner Jr. (1915), Gene Roddenberry (1921), Claude Gauvreau (1925), D(avid) G(uy) Compton (1930), Bodil Malmsten (1944), (William Jefferson) "Bill" Clinton (1946), Jennie Bond (1950), Li-Young Lee (1957), Sohrab Homi Fracis (1958);

 

20 -- Peter Opmeer (1526), Thomas Corneille (1625), Bolesław Prus (1847), Innokenti F. Annenski (1856), Jakub Bart-Ćišinski (1856), Shaul Chernikhovski (1875), Edgar A(lbert) Guest (1881), Dino Campana (1885), Paul Tillich (1886), H(oward) P(hillips) Lovecraft (1890), Tarjei Vesaas (1897), Vilhelm Moberg (1898), Hanns Lilje (1899), Salvatore Quasimodo (1901), Jean Gebser (1905), Jeanne Stern (1908), Jacqueline Susann (1918), Vasily Aksyonov (1932), Robin Oakley (1941), Jo Ramirez (1941), Connie Chung (1946), Greg(ory Dale) Bear (1951), Lenny Henry (1958), Patricia Rozema (1958), Greg Egan (1961), Marianne Garvey (1975), Marcus Mastin (1975);

 

21-- Francois de Sales (1567), Hubert Gautier (1660), Lucretia W. van Winter-van Merken (1721), Jernej Kopitar (1780), Jules Michelet (1798), Leonid N. Andrejev (1871), Raymond Herreman (1896), Roark Bradford (1896), Miguel Torga (Adolfo Correia da Rocha) (1907), Roy K. Marshall (1907), M. M. Kaye (1908), Victor Rosow (1913), Robert Stone (1937), X. J. Kennedy (Joseph Charles Kennedy) (1929), Melvin “Block” Van Peebles (1932), Robert Stone (1937), Hugh Wilson (1943), Peter Weir (1944), Margo Kane (1951), Ivan Stang (1953);

 

22 -- Georges de Scudéry (1601), Jean Renaud de Segrais (1624), James Kirke Paulding (1779), John Hill Burton (1809), B. Amalie Skram-Alver (1846), George Herriman (1880), Gorch Fock (1880), Dorothy Parker (1893), Roy Armstrong (1902), René Wellek (1903), Stojan T. Daskalov (1909), Julius J. Epstein (1909), Edith Porada (1912), Mary McGrory (1918), Pierre A. Lauffer (1920), Ray(mond Douglas) Bradbury (1920), Wolfdietrich Schnurre (1920), Gerald Long (1923), James Kirkwood (1924), Irmtraud Morgner (1933), E. Annie Proulx (1935), Uğur Mumcu (1942), Þórarinn Eldjárn (1949), Will Shetterly (1955), Alfred Gough (1967), Charlie Connelly (1970);

 

23 -- Fulvio Testi (1593), Jakob F. Fries (1773), Juliusz Slowacki (1809), Moritz B. Cantor (1829), William Southam (1843), William Ernest Henley (1849), Arnold Toynbee (1852), Marcel Schwob (1867), Edgar Lee Masters (1868), Alexander Grin (1880), Will Cuppy (1884), Jo Sternheim (1887), A(lfred) Lichtenstein (1889), Cecil Rolph Hewitt (1901), Mauritius van Haegendoren (1903), Arthur Adamov (1908), J. V. Cunningham (1911), Albert Alberts (1911), Jara Ribnikar (1912), Pierre Gauvreau (1922), Ephraim Kishon (1924), Mark Russell (Mark Ruslander) (1932), Roy Strong (1935), Nelson DeMille (1943), Willy Russell (1947), Andrei Pleşu (1948), John Bauldie (1949), Roger Avary (1965), Jeremy Schaap (1969), Christian Beranek (1974);

 

24 -- Albrecht van Eyb (1420), John Taylor (1580), Robert Herrick (1591), Kozma Prutkov (Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy Alexander Pushkin) (1817), Max Beerbohm (1872), Jean Rhys (1890), Jean Rhys (Ella Williams) (1894), Malcolm Cowley (1898), Johan J. Fabricius (1899), Jorge Luis Borges (1899), Ruth Schaumann (1899), Fernand Braudel (1902), Alice B(radley) Sheldon (1915), James Tiptree Jr. (1915), Howard Zinn (1922), Arthur Jensen (1923), William V. Shannon (1927), David Ireland (1927), Harry Markowitz (1927), A. S. Byatt (1936), Mason Williams (1938), Howard Jacobson (1942), Paulo Coelho (1947), Alexander "Sandy" McCall Smith (1948), T(im) D. White (1950), Orson Scott Card (1951), Oscar Hijuelos (1951), Mike Huckabee (1955), Stephen Fry (1957), Chris Offutt (1958), Dana Gould (1964), Dave Chappelle (1973), John Green (1977);

 

25 – Johann G. von Herder (1744), Antoine Louis Léon de Richebourg de Saint-Just (1767), Cornelis J. van Assen (1788), Baron Bunsen (1791), Henrik Hertz (1797/98), Bret Harte (1836), Louise J. Gautier (1846), Alberto Savinio (Andrea de Chirico) (1891), Kjeld Abell (1901), Arpad Elo (1903), Mollie Panter-Downes (1906), J.B. Charles (Willem H. Nagel) (1910), Walt Kelly (1913), Brian Moore (1921), Mac Hyman (1923), Thea Astley (1925), Charles Wright (1935), Frederick Forsyth (1938), Sherley Anne Williams (1944), Conrad Moffat Black, Baron Black of Crossharbour (1944), Father Goose (Charles Ghigna) (1946), Martin Amis (1949), Timothy Nicholson (1964), Marti Noxon (1964);

 

26 -- William Joseph Behr (1775), Jacobus J. Backer (1825), Aleksander Kuprin (1870), Zona Gale (1874), John Buchan (1875), Guillaume Apollinaire (1880), Johannes Lindeboom (1882), Earl Biggers (1884), Jules Romains (1885), Emmy van Lokhorst (1891), Ferdinand Bruckner (Theodor Tagger) (1891), Christopher W. Bradshaw-Isherwood (1904), Robertson William Davies (1913), Julio Cortázar (1914), Humphrey Searle (1915), Allan Leslie Merson (1916), Brant Parker (1920), Ben Bradlee (1921), Irving R. Levine (1922), Jack Hirshleifer (1925), Alain Peyrefitte (1925), Sangharakshita (Dennis Philip Edward Lingwood) (1925), Gordon Greig (1931), Arthur Gordon Clough (1934), Cornelis B. Vaandrager (Cor Vaan) (1935), Cornelia J. "Corry" Arends (1944), Eric D. Snider (1974);

 

27 -- Johann Georg Hamann (1730), Herman Muntinghe (1752), Anne-Francois Mellinet (1768), Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770), Edward Beecher (1803), Hermann Kipper (1826), Albijn van de Abeele (1835), Manuel Acuna (1849), Iwan Franko (1865), Emmuska Orczy (1865), James Henry Breasted (1865), Amado Nervo (Juan C. Ruiz de Nervo) (1870), Theodore Dreiser (1871), Lloyd Cassel Douglas (1877), Ad van Emmenes (1897), C(ecil) S(cott) Forester (1899), Xavier Villaurrutia (1903), Norah Lofts (1904), Donald McKenzie MacKinnon (1913), Catherine Marshall (1914), Walter W. Heller (1915), David Rowbotham (1924), Ira Levin (1929), Antonia Fraser (1932), Frank Yablans (1935), Michael Holroyd (1935), Desmond O'Grady (1935), Lary Crews (1946), Paul Reubens (1952), Tom Lanoye (1958), Jeanette Winterson (1959);

 

28 -- Rhazes (Mohammad-e Zakariā-ye Rāzi) (865), Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749), Antoine A. Cournot (1801), (Joseph Thomas) Sheridan le Fanu (1814), Vance Palmer (1885), Ludwig Turek (1898), Cornelis J. Kelk (1901), Paul Henry Lang (1901), John Betjeman (1906), Roger Tory Peterson (1908), Tjalling Koopmans (1910), Robertson Davies (1913), C. Wright Mills (1916), Jack (Holbrook) Vance (1916), Hélène Baillargeon (1916), Fernando Fernán Gómez (1921), Janet Frame (1924), Arkadi N. Strugazki (1925), Carlene Polite (1932), Maurizio Costanzo (1938), Vonda N(eel) McIntyre (1948), Rita Dove (1952);

 

29 -- Janus Pannonius (1434), John Locke (1632), Giambattista Casti (1724), Raphael G. Kiesewetter (1773), Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809), Anna Ella Carroll (1815), Edward Carpenter (1844), P. M. B. Maurice Maeterlinck (1862), Valery Nicolas Larbaud (1881), Ehm Welk (1884), Preston Sturges (Edmund P. Biden) (1898), Ernst Kreuder (1903), Joseph Wechsberg (1907), Denys Hay (1915), Leo Horn (1916), Emile Habibi (1922), Mr. (Richard) Blackwell (1922), Thom Gunn (1929), Lise Payette (1931), Hugo Brandt Corstius (1935), John S. McCain III (1936), Karen Hesse (1952), Michael P(aul) Kube-McDowell (1954), Elizabeth Brown (1963), Chieu Luu (1979);

 

30 -- Mohammed (580), David Hartley (1705), Bonifacio Asioli (1769), Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797), Aleksandr I. Polezjajev (1804), Pierre Jules Theophile Gautier (1811), Paul Hazard (1878), Meijer de Hond (1882), Adam Kuckhoff (1887), John Gunther (1901), Elizabeth Longford (Elizabeth Pakenham, Countess of Longford) (1906), Donald Bisset (1910), Ben Cami (1920), Charmian Clift (1923), Laurent de Brunhoff (1925), Ruth Westerheimer (1928), Warren Burger (1930), Fabrizia Ramondino (1936), Robert Crumb (1943), Molly Ivins (1944), Lewis Black (1948), Anna Politkovskaya (1958), Guy A. Lepage (1960), Lisa Ling (1973);

 

31 -- Maria Montessori (1870), George Al Sarton (1884), DuBose Heyward (1885), Ramon de Basterra (1888), Albert Facey (1894), Félix-Antoine Savard (1896), Marianne Bruns (1897), Dore Schary (1905), Sal Tas (1905), William Shawn (1907), William Saroyan (1908), Daniel Schorr (1916), Amrita Preetam (1919), Serafina K. "Sera" Anstadt (1923), Jeremy Stephen Maas (1928), Julio Ramon Ribeyro (1929), Dan Rather (1931), Benito Wogatzki (1932), Robert (Franklin) Adams (1932), Martin Bell (1938), Jerome Corsi (1946), Lowell Ganz (1946), György Károly (1953), Raymond P. Hammond (1964), G. Willow Wilson (1982).