THE ELECTRONIC WRITE STUFF

· Writing News for the Sunshine State & the Solar System


Editor: Howard Denson * November 2011

Conference, Critiques, and Smashwords

In This Issue:

NFW to Critique Manuscripts at Dec. 10 Meeting at Willowbranch

Fletcher’s ‘Remembering Jax’ is now an e-book

The Wrong Stuff – Howard Denson

Stuff from Hither and Yon

Stuff from a Writer's Quill – Anatole France

Meetings of NFW and Other Groups

Useful Links

The Write Staff

Membership Form

Writers Born This Month

 

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 NFW to Critique Manuscripts

at Dec. 10 Meeting

at Willowbranch


The North Florida Writers meeting will feature critiques of manuscripts at the Willowbranch library at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. The public is welcome to attend. This meeting will start 30 minutes later than usual, in order to accommodate a group earlier in the basement room.

 The critique process has someone 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 may attach questions they would like answered (e.g., “Is the scene on the beach convincing?”). Authors 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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Fletcher’s ‘Remembering

Jax’ is now an e-book

 

Dorothy Fletcher’s book, “Remembering Jacksonville: By the Wayside,” has been released as an ebook, available on Amazon (on the Kindle), Barnes & Noble (on the Nook), Apple’s iBookstore (on the iPad) and also through Google’s eBookstore.

 

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THE

WRONG

STUFF – FORENSIC GRAMMAR

 

By HOWARD DENSON

 Anyone who writes extensively will come up with a sentence that isn’t a grammatical crime, but it’s also nothing to brag about. Someone who fights the clock and an impending deadline will pen a blah sentence. Another person may not have a deadline two hours away, but he or she will procrastinate in writing until the fight becomes the writer vs. time management.

 Perhaps this is what happened to Andy Stern in his opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal:


In an era when countries need to become economic teams, Team USA's results—a jobless decade, 30 years of flat median wages, a trade deficit, a shrinking middle class and phenomenal gains in wealth but only for the top 1%—are pathetic.


Reduced to its basic structure, the sentence says “results are pathetic.” But the writer introduces a COMPLICATED element (aka non-restrictive clause), 27 words of parenthetical information to separate the subject and the verb. It ends up killing “are pathetic” when that part shows up. A rule of thumb is to move any COMPLICATED material to the end of the sentence: “. . .Team USA’s pathetic results featured” blah blah blah.

 **

  “Marilyn Monroe was pretty as pink in unseen pictures” (London Telegraph):

 He was working as a sound engineer at legendary crooner Ray Anthony's launch party for the hit song 'Marilyn', written by Ervin Drake and Jimmy Shirl.

 W.S. SAYS: We have a factual error. Legendary crooners include Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Billy Eckstein, Perry Como, Nat King Cole, Vic Damone, and others. Band leaders who also sang (and “crooned”) included Bob Crosby, Woody Herman, Eckstein, Vaughn Monroe, but not Goodman, Miller, and Dorsey (who only “sang” on novelty numbers). Ray Anthony was noted for being a trumpet player, leader of a Milleresque band, and erstwhile husband of Mamie van Doren.

 **

Brad Plumer, “Is German reunification a model for Europe?” (Washington Post wonklog):

 

But it helps explains why, as Goolsbee argues, Europe is so much more dependent on healthy growth to haul itself out of its debt crisis than the United States or post-reunification Germany.

 

W.S. SAYS: We may have a combination of a typing error and poor proofing, but let’s assume the writer intended to say “it helps explains why.” No, English doesn’t use such double verbs, since “explain” is an infinitive. The writer could have written “it helps to explain,” but this is an instance when “to” (the sign of the infinitive) isn’t needed.

 

**

 

Gary Fineout, Associated Press, “Scott calls for $1 billion boost in education spending in proposed budget” (Miami Herald):

By Gary Fineout

 

[Florida Gov. Rick] Scott, who was criticized for pushing school funding cuts a few months ago, is asking for a billion dollars more for education to come during an election year.

 

Scott on Wednesday will introduce a budget for 2012 that calls for increasing the amount spent on the state's nearly 2.7 billion public school students by slightly more than $100 each and more than $1 billion overall.

 

W.S. SAYS: We have a serious proofing problem. Since the entire U.S. has only 330 or so million residents, it is careless to suggest inadvertently that we have BILLIONS of students.

 

**

 A wendiferous reader asked if there is an easy way to remember when to use “affect” or “effect.” About 90 percent of the time, “affect” is used when you want a verb, and “effect” is mostly used when you need a noun. Grammar Girl has an entertaining and helpful section on this: http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/affect-versus-effect.aspx  

 **


To “Wrong Stuff”: Can you explain the difference between verbs that are “transitive” and “intransitive”?


Absolutely not. From the beginning of time, the King of the Universe has ordained that certain sentient beings will know the difference between transitive and intransitive verbs and that certain others won’t. If you don’t know, it’s part of prophecy being fulfilled (very likely discussed in Leviticus). Could you gain the knowledge by intensive submersion in grammar handbooks? There’s a slim chance, but not if you type using your thumbs.

 

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STUFF

FROM HITHER

AND YON

 

Cheerio, Bumbershoot!   Your imitation of a Brit isn’t complete without a reference to his bumbershoot, but, by Jove, the bleeding word is not actually British for umbrella. Ben Yagoda explains why at http://www.slate.com/articles/life/the_good_word/2011/11/bumbershoot_it_means_umbrella_but_it_s_not_british_for_umbrella.html?gt=38001

 

Past Imperfect:

William Shakespeare,

Gangsta

 

Mike Dash in Smithsonian.com examines the question whether the Bard of Avon was tied up in small-time rackets in the theatre district.

http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/history/2011/11/william-shakespeare-gangster/

 

The End of Borders

And the Future of Books

 

Ben Austen in Bloomberg Business Week investigates the demise of the Borders bookstore chain and finds that the guilty party wasn’t so much e-books, but poor decision makers by the top execs.  http://www.businessweek.com/printer/magazine/the-end-of-borders-and-the-future-of-books-11102011.html?campaign_id=rss_null

 

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STUFF FROM

A WRITER'S QUILL

 

There are no bad books, any more than there are ugly women.

 

– Anatole France

 

 

 

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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

 

THE CDS PUBLICITY FREE WRITERS CRITIQUE GROUP: Meets twice monthly. The first Tuesday of each month at the Mandarin Library on Kori Road from 6 to 8:30 p.m., and the third Saturday of the month at the Webb-Wesconnett Library at 103rd and Harlow from 2 until 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For more information see our website at http://CDSPublicity.com or call 904.343.4188.

 

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 Rd. S., 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. [2:30 p.m. in December] 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/  

      DAILY WRITING TIPS: http://www.dailywritingtips.com/

 

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

 

      EYEWITNESS TO HISTORY: http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/mefrm.htm

 

      40 FASCINATING LECTURES FOR LINGUISTICS GEEKS: http://www.onlineuniversities.com/blog/2011/05/40-fascinating-lectures-for-linguistics-geeks/

 

      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/

 

      THE RED ROOM – Where the authors are: http://redroom.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 DECEMBER

 

1-- Anna Comnena (1083), Tadeáš Hájek (1525), Philippus Rovenius (Filips van Rouveen) (1573), Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc (1580), A. L. Karschin (1722), Nikolai Mikhailovich Karamzin (1766), Valery Bryusov (1873), Pierre Kemp (1886), Rex Stout (1886), Willem E. Crown (1886), Ernst Toller (1893), Henry Williamson (1895), Charles Finney (1905), Jan Koplowitz (1909), Woody Allen (Allan Stewart Konigsberg)(1935), Daniel Pennac (1944), John Schlimm (1971);

 

2-- Carlin (Carlo Antonio Bertinazzi) (1710), Robert Bloomfield (1766), Francis Jammes (1868), Nikos Kazantzákis (1885), Rewi Alley (1897), Jon Silkin (1930), Botho Strauß (1944), T. Coraghessan Boyle (1948), George Saunders (1958), Ann Patchett (1963);

 

3--France Preseren (1800), Joseph Conrad (Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski)(1857), Kate O'Brien (1897), Francisco Sionil José (1924), Franz Josef Degenhardt (1931), Mel Smith (1952), and Hermann Heijermans (1864);

 

4-- Heinrich Meibom (1555), Jean Chapelain (1595), Gasparo Gozzi (1713), Emil Aarestrup (1800), Frances Power Cobbe (1822), Samuel Butler (1835), Hannes Thordur Hafstein (1861), Rainer Maria Rilke (1875), Katharine Susannah Prichard (1883), Douwe Hermans Kiestra (Harm Harmstra) (1899), Cornell Woodrich (1903), Jo Boer (1907), John W. Pritchard (Ian Wallace) (1912), Ely Jacques Kahn Jr. (1916), and Ursula Krechel (1947);

 

5-- Janus Dousa, (Johan van de Does) (1545), Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev (1803), Afanasy Fet (1820), Christina Rossetti (1830), Antti Aarne (1867), Ellis Parker Butler (1869), (Lady Huxley) Juliette Baillot (1896), Nunnally Johnson (1897), Walt Disney (1901), Abraham L. Polonsky (1910), Hans Hellmut Kirst (1914), Wladimir Fjodorowitsch Tendrjakow (1923), Joan A. Williams (1925), Joan Dideon (1934), Calvin Trillin (1935), Horst Bastian (1939), Hanif Kureishi (1954);

 

6-- Elizabeth Carter (1717), S. von Laroche (1731), Thomas Ingoldsby (Richard Harris Barham) (1788), Albrecht Schaeffer (1885), Joyce Kilmer (1886), F. Osbert S. Sitwell (1892), O. W. Cisek (1897), and Peter Handke (1942);

 

7-- Allan Cunningham (1784), Paul Adam (1862), Willa Cather (1873), Akiko Yosano (1878), Joyce Cary (1888), Matthew Heywood Campbell Broun (1888), Jacques Gans (1908), Brackett Hamilton Leigh, (Douglass) (1915), Tatamkulu Afrika (1920), Noam Chomsky (1928), Kumar Shahani (1940), Nikola Wapzarow (1975);

 

8-- Horace (65 B.C.), John Althuysen (1715), Johann G von Zimmermann (1728), BjØrnstjerne BjØrnson (1832), G(eorge) A(lfred) Henty (1832), Georges Feydeau (1862), J. C. Powys (1872), Padraic Colum (1881), W. Hervey Allen (1889), James Thurber (1894), E(lzie) C(risler) Segar (1894), Richard Llewellyn (1906), Jura Soyfer (1912), Delmore Schwartz (1913), George Scheuer (1915), Ernest Lehman (1915), Carmen Martín Gaite (1925), Goffredo Parise (1929), John Morressy (1930), Jim Morrison (1943), James Tate (1943), John Banville (1945), Mary Gordon (1949), Bill Bryson (1951), Ann Coulter (1961);

 

9--John Milton (1608), George Grossmith (1847), Joel Chandler Harris (1848), Leonie Fuller Adams (1899), Dalton Trumbo (1905), Herbert Huncke (1915), Wolfgang Hildesheimer (1916), Jan Křesadlo (1926), Buck Henry (Henry Zuckerman) (1930), Joe McGinniss (1942), Ki Longfellow (1944);

 

10-- Giovanni Battista Guarini (1538), Agatha "Aagje" Deken (1741), William Lloyd Garrison (1805), Nikolai A. Nekrassow (1821), George MacDonald (1824), Emily Dickinson (1830), Pierre Louijs (1870), Rudolf W. Canne (1870), Nelly Sachs (1891), Gertrud Kolmar (1894), Karl H. Waggerl (1897), Yuri N. Libedinski (1898), William Plomer (1903), Michael Blankfort (1907), Jim Kjelgaard (1910), Chet Huntley (1911), Jorge Semprun (1923), Carolyn Ashley Kizer (1925), Thomas Lux (1946), Jacquelyn Mitchard (1955);

 

11-- Apostolo Zeno (1669), Max von Schenkendorf (1783), Christian Dietrich Grabbe (1801), Alfred de Musset (1835), Kemal Bey (1840), Volgin (Georgi Valentinovich Plechanow) (1856), Subramanya Bharathy (1882), Paul Kornfeld (1889), Nils J. E. Ferlin (1898), Robert Henriques (1905), Birago Diop (1906), Ronald McKie (1909), Naguib Mahfouz (1911), Vincent Henry Kemp (1911), Grace Paley (1922), Earnest P van Altena (1933), Jim Harrison (1937), Tom McGuane (1939), Lani Brockman (1956);

 

12-- Peter Rabus (1660), Gustave Flaubert (1821), Maurice Donnay (1859), Paul Elmer More (1864), Arthur Brisbane (1864), Marc Connelly (1890), Manès Sperber (1905), Mulk Raj Anand (1905), Armand H. F. Boni (1909), Ahmad Shamlou (1925), Tschingis Aitmatow (1928), John Osborne (1929), and Bill Beutel (1930);

 

13-- Carlo Gozzi (1720), Heinrich Heine (1797), Marc Connelly (1890),Drew Pearson (1896), Jewgeni Petrow (1903), John Piper (1903), Kenneth Patchen (1911), Alan L Bullock (1914), Ross MacDonald (1915), James Wright (1927), W. Gordon Smith (1928), Thomas Wakefield (1935), R[oberta] A[nn] MacAvoy (1949), and Tamora Pierce (1954);

 

14--Nostradamus (1503), Aphra Behn (1640), Daniel Neal (1678), Charles Wolfe (1791), Salvador Diaz Miron (1853), Alexander V. Amfiteatrov (1862), Regina Ullmann (1884), Jane Cowl (1884), Paul Eluard (1895), Shirley Jackson (1916), George Furth (George Schweinfurth) (1932), Ellen Willis (1941), Boudewijn Buch (1948), Joe Toplyn (1953), Gary Ferris (1957), Ewa Białołęcka (1968);

 

15-- J. F. Beck (1720), Emilio Jacinto (1875), Ferdinand Hardekopf (1876), Hans Carossa (1878), Pieter C. A. Geyl (1887), Artturi A. Leinonen (1888), Maxwell Anderson (1888), Betty Smith (1896), Nicholas P. Dallis (1911), Muriel Rukeyser (1913), Shan-ul-Haq Haqqee (1917), Edna O'Brien (1932), John [Thomas] Sladek (1937), J. M. DeMatteis (1953), Mike McAlary (1957);

 

16-- Louis-Jules Mancini-Mazarini (1716), Elizabeth Carter (1717), Jane Austen (1775), Mary Russell Mitford (1787), Eugene Demolder (1862), George Santayana (1863), Paul Neuhuys (1897), Noel Coward (1899), Victor S. Pritchett (1900), Margaret Mead (1901), Rafael Alberti (1903), Piet Hein (1905), Theodore Weiss (1916), Arthur C. Clarke (1917), Pierre Chany (1922), Tip [Silvio A.] Marugg (1923), Randall Garrett (1927), Peter [Malcolm] Dickinson (1927), Philip K. Dick (1928), Lesley Stahl (1941), Steven Bochco (1943), and Adriaan van Dis (1946);

 

17-- Thomas Tickell (1685), Gabrielle Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, marquise du Châtelet (1706), John Almon (1737), Thomas Chandler Haliburton (1796), Gergely Czuczor (1800), John Greenleaf Whittier (1807), Rose Terry Cook (1827), Jules de Goncourt (1830), Émile Faguet (1847), Ford Madox Ford (1873), Hans Henny Jahnn (1894), Simon Drach (1902), and Erskine Caldwell (1903), Penelope Fitzgerald (1916), Jeremy Brooks (1926), Marilyn Beck (1928), William Safire (1929), Yvonne Keuls (1931), Paul Snoek (1933), Frank Martinus Arion (1936), John Kennedy Toole (1937), Kåre Valebrokk (1940), Jack L. Chalker (1945), Chris Matthews (1945), Jacqueline Wilson (1945),and Eugene Levy (1946);

 

18-- Knud L. Rahbek (1760), Yakov Petrovich Polonsky (1819), Charles Alexandre Chatrian (1826), Lyman Abbott (1835), Saki (Hector Hugo Munro) (1870), Christopher Fry (1907), Helen Vlachos (1911), Ossie Davis (1917), Sterling Lanier (1927), Michael J. Moorcock (1939), Jack Carroll "Jay" Haldeman II (1941), Steven Spielberg (1947), Leonard Maltin (1950), Lenore Hart (1953), Thomas Strittmatter (1961), Miles Marshall Lewis (1970), Barkha Dutt (1971);

 

19-- Su Tung-p'o (1036), Manuel Bretón de los Herreros (1796), Italo Svevo (1861), Carter G. Woodson (1875), F. S. Flint (1885), Maurice Roelants (1895), Theo Harych (1903), H. Allen Smith (1906), Jose Lezama Lima (1910), Jean Genet (1910), Adriaan van der Veen (1916), Tankred Torst (1925), James Booth (1927), Howard Sackler (1929), Salvador Elizondo (1932), Jean-Patric Manchette (1942), Rosemary Conley (1946), Michelangelo Signorile (1960), Jon Smith (1975), Brandon Sanderson (1975), Patrick Casey (1978);

 

20-- Paul Melissus (Paul Schede) (1539), John Fletcher (1579), Edwin Abbott Abbott (1838), Pieter C. Boutens (1870), T. F. Powys (1875), Jan Van Oudshoorn (Jan K. Feylbrief) (1876), Max Lerner (1902), Hortense Calisher (1911), Aziz Nesin (1915), Nadine Gordimer (1923), G. Wolfgruber (1944), Peter May (1951), Sandra Cisneros (1954), Nalo Hopkinson (1960), Ramon Stoppelenburg (1976);

 

21-- Benjamin Disraeli (1804), Mehmed N. Kemal (1840), James Lane Allen (1849), Isolde Kurz (1853), Gustave Kahn (1859), Albert Payson Terhune (1872), Rebecca West (Cicely Isabel Fairfield) (1892), Amy Key Clarke (1892), Wischnewski (1900), Juan A. de Zunzunegui y Loredo (1901), Anthony Powell (1905), Garmt Stuiveling (1907), Seicho Matsumoto (1909), Eve Perrick (1916), Heinrich Böll (1917), Intizar Hussain (1923), Edward Hoagland (1932), Tina Brown (1953), Erica Hayden (1982);

 

22-- Jean Racine (1639), Hermann Samuel Reimarus (1694), James Oglethorpe (1696), Johann Sebastian Welhaven (1807), Justin M'Carthy (1830), Charles Stuart Calverley (1831), Mark Rutherford (1831), Jose Maria de Heredia (1842), George [Robert] Gissing (1857), Manuel Gutiérrez Nájera (1859), Frantisek X. Salda (1867), Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869), Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (1876), Endre Ady (1877), Charles Vildrac (1882), Mikha`il Na'imah (1889), Nikolay Semyonovich Tikhonov (1896), Kenneth Rexroth (1905), Calder Willingham (1922), James Burke (1936), Susan Powter (1957), David S. Goyer (1965);

 

23-- Martin Opitz (1597), Ippolit Bogdanovich (1743), Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve (1804), Samuel Smiles (1812), Jan Jakob Lodewijk ten Kate (1819), Mathilde Wesendonk (1828), Vladimir Nemirovitch-Dantshenko (1858), Henri Pirenne (1862), Albert Ehrenstein (1886), Friedrich Wolf (1888), Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (1896), Norman Maclean (1902), Manuel Lopes (1907), Dino Risi (1916), Leonard Stern (1923), Robert Bly (1926), Ilchi Lee (1950), Donna Tartt (1963), Tim Fountain (1967);

 

24-- Philip Warwick (1609), George Crabbe (1754), Selam III (1789), A. Eugene Scribe (1791), Adam B. Mickiewicz (1798), Matthew Arnold (1822), Lydia Koidula (1843), Henriette G.A. Roland Holst-van der Schalk (1869), Émile Nelligan (1879), Juan Ramon Jiménez (1881), Malcolm MacEwen (1911), Mary Higgins Clark (1911), and Stephenie Meyer (1973);

 

25--Lady Grizel Baillie (1665), William Collins (1721), Dorothy Wordsworth (1771), Fernán Caballero (Cecilia Francisca Josefa de Arrom) (1796), Alexandros Rhizos Rhankaves (1810), Alfred Kerr (1867), Quentin Crisp (1908), Henri Nannen (1913), Rod Serling (1924), Carlos Castaneda (1931), Lex Hixon (1941), Alexandre Trudeau (1973);

 

26-- Thomas Gray (1716), Jean François de Saint-Lambert (1716), Heinrich J. von Collin (1771), E. D. E. N. Southworth (Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth)(1819), Dion Boucicault (Dionysius Lardner Boursiquot (1820/1822), René Bazin (1853), Norman Angell (1874), Henry Miller (1891), Jean Toomer (1894), Willie Corsari, (Wilhelmina A. Schmidt) (1897), Andrew Lytle (1902), Alentejo Carpentier (1904), Frank Swift (1913), Steve Allen (1921), Bahram Beizai (1938), David Sedaris (1956), and Elizabeth Kostova (1964);

 

27--François Hemsterhuis (1721), Mirza Ghalib (1796), Carl Zuckmayer (1896), Louis Bromfield (1896), Sebastian Haffner (1907), Louis J.H.C.A. de Bourbon (1908), Charles Olson (1910), Giuseppe Berto (1914), William Howell Masters (1915), Onni Palaste (1917), Agnes Nixon (1927), Wilfrid Sheed (1930), Cokie Roberts (1943), and Gerina Dunwich (1959);

 

28-- Antoine Furetière (1619), Hermanus J. Abbring (1787), John W. Fortescue (1859), Félix E. Vallotton (1865), Christian D.F.L. Leipoldt (1880), Frank Butler (1890), Mortimer J. Adler (1902), Shen Congwen (1902), Stan Lee (1922), Simon Raven (1927), Manuel Puig (1932), Roy Hattersley (1932), Charles Portis (1933), Alasdair Gray (1934), Janet Hough Bryant (1938), Richard Sudhalter (1938), Max Hastings (1945), and Martine Robine (1965);

 

29-- Archibald Alison (1792), Carmen Sylva (Elisabeth of Wied) (1843), Charles L[eonard] Harness (1915), Robert Ruark (1915), Dobrica Cosic (1921), William Gaddis (1922), Peter Meinke (1932), Brigitte Kronauer (1940), Peter Koelewijn (1940), Ashleigh Banfield (1967), and Danny R. McBride (1976);

 

30-- Vincenzo da Filicaja (1642), Theodor Fontane (1819), Heinrich Hart (1855), Rudyard Kipling (1865), Alfredo Bracchi (1897), Paul Frederic Bowles (1910), Elyne Mitchell (1913), and A. W. Purdy (1918), Sara A. Lidman (1923), Rosalind Hurley (1929), Richard Christ (1931), Glenda Adams (1939), Vladimir Bukovsky (1942), Janko Prunk (1942), Lewis Shiner (1950), Somtow Sucharitkul [S.P. Somtow] (1952), Harald Schmautz (1953), Meredith Vieira (1953), Douglas Coupland (1961), Chandler Burr (1963);

 

31-- G. A. Burger (1747), José Mariá de Heredia y Campuzano (1803), Giovanni Pascoli (1855), Alfredo Panzini (1863), Lawrence Beesley (1877), Horacio Quiroga (1878), Frances Steloff (1887), Jacob Israel de Haan (1881), Max Lamberty (1893), Tadeusz Breza (1905), Dal Stivens (1911), Dieter Noll (1927), Veijo Meri (1928), Bob Shaw (1931), Edward Bunker (1933), Rolf Haufs (1935), Nicolas Born (1937), Patti Smith (1946), Susan Shwartz (1949), and Nicholas Sparks (1965).