THE ELECTRONIC WRITE STUFF

· Writing News for the Sunshine State & the Solar System

· www.northfloridawriters.org * February 2011

· Editor: Howard Denson

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In This Issue:

10th Amelia Island Book Festival Spotlights Rick Bragg, Susan Vreeland, and More
NFW to Critique, Tighten Nuts & Bolts in February
Priestly Novelist Signing at Fernandina Book Store Feb. 11
Showalter Book Signing Set at Historic Grounds in Green Cove Feb. 12
Bookmark Book Signings by Russell and White
Prize-winning workshop to start new series of classes
Southern Lights Writers' Conference Scheduled Mar. 12

Vic Is No Hog when It Comes to His Blog

Pros and Cons of Self-Publishing -- Scott Nicholson
The Wrong Stuff
Stuff from Hither and Yon
Quote from a Writer's Quill – Gustave Flaubert
Meetings of NFW and Other Groups; Useful Links
The Write Staff
Membership Form
Writers Born This Month

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10TH AMELIA ISLAND BOOK FESTIVAL
SPOTLIGHTS RICK BRAGG,
SUSAN VREELAND, AND MORE

Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island will be celebrating the tenth birthday of their book festival, and they expect Rick Bragg, Susan Vreeland, Jamie Ford, and 30 other authors, editors, and professionals to help blow out the candles.

For the other Festival faculty members, click on http://ameliaislandbookfestival.com/authors.php

On Friday, Feb. 18, the Festival will have an all-day workshop in Yulee at the Betty Cook Center of Florida State College at Jacksonville. These intensive workshops will provide innovative sessions led by established writers from all genres, including fiction, non-fiction, poetry and more.  Agents and editor panel and pitch sessions available.  “New York Times” bestselling author, Susan Vreeland will be the luncheon speaker.

Registration fee for the Friday sessions will be $85.

Check the webpage for free events on Friday and Saturday and to see which luncheons and events have been sold out.

To learn more about specific workshops on Friday or Saturday, visit ameliaislandbookfestival.com<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=g8uf85cab&et=1104247169854&s=613&e=001vQHTSmG849nI2vzwAQKxJNwp29_-16oRUa5KoLdHIiNNyHdF48yhpvltgxfosEDaw3AyJZHRFeAOYt59NM5_MEXeDKFLCMf4YZG9NOTgzlrnyntFAPN4zBHEI-2PKS4j>. If other information is needed, e-mail  info@ameliaislandbookfestival.com<mailto:info@ameliaislandbookfestival.com> or call 904.624.1665.

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NFW TO CRITIQUE
TIGHTEN NUTS & BOLTS
IN FEBRUARY

The North Florida Writers will critique manuscripts and tend to several organizational details at the Saturday, Feb. 12, meeting at Willowbranch library. President Stewart Neal said the meeting will start at 2 p.m.

This will be the group’s second meeting at Willowbranch. Long-time residents have probably driven past this library at 2875 Park St., Jax 32205, but, if you are unfamiliar with the Riverside part of town, you may wish to 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.

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.

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PRIESTLY NOVELIST
SIGNING AT FERNANDINA
BOOK STORE FEB. 11

A book-signing will be held Friday, Feb. 11, at Books Plus (107 Centre St., Fernandina Beach) for a new novel, The Fourth Vow (Noteworthy 2011), by Canadian author Peter Timmins.

Publisher Emily Carmain urges readers to come by between 4 and 6 p.m., to meet the author over a glass of wine and light refreshments.

Peter Timmins, originally from Montreal, is a Roman Catholic priest who lives in Kingston, Ontario, and is semi-retired.  He spends many of his winters on Amelia Island.  At the time, he had just finished writing his novel of suspense, combining some elements of a thriller with a broader perspective.  Ms. Carmain says, “He is one of the most interesting and likable characters you could imagine, an entertaining storyteller, knowledgeable, with a dry wit and a strong sense of humor.“

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SHOWALTER BOOK-SIGNING
SET AT HISTORIC GROUNDS
IN GREEN COVE FEB. 12

Local Author Gary Showalter will be signing “The Big Bend” and his new release “Hog Valley,” beginning at 4 p.m. at Historic Grounds Books and Gifts (420 Walnut St., Green Cove Springs).  Wine and cheese will be provided until 7. For more information, call 904.529.5141.

“The Big Bend” is a murder mystery set in Orlando and all along the west coast from the Everglades up to Tarpon Springs. The book features tongue-in-cheek humor and a challenging mystery.

“Hog Valley” starts with a home invasion on a horse ranch north of Ocala and gallops downhill from there. The reader goes on a wild ride through some of the wilder parts of Florida with a bizarre twist at the end.

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BOOKMARK
SIGNINGS BY
RUSSELL AND WHITE

Owner Rona Brinlee says the Rookmark (220 First Street, Neptune Beach) will be having book signings by short fiction writer Karen Russell and novelist Randy Wayne White.

Ms. Russell’s latest book is “Swamplandia,” which she will sign on Friday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. It is described as Florida fiction set in the Everglades by one of The New Yorker’s “20 under 40 writers” to watch.

White has Doc Ford and Tomlinson teaming up again in “Night Vision,” whose book signing will be Saturday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m.

For more info, call 904.241.9026.

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PRIZE-WINNING
WORKSHOP STARTS
NEW SERIES OF CLASSES


A writing workshop on a shanty boat docked on the Trout River is beginning a new series of classes on March 2, according to freelance writer and editor of Closet Books, Lynn Skapyak Harlin, leader of the workshop.

Shanty boat Writers Workshop is designed for beginning writers who would like to learn new techniques, or seasoned writers who would like to refresh these skills to improve their writing. Fiction and nonfiction writers are welcome. Topics include Creating believable characters, Tips for Improving Dialogue, Elements of Plot, How 'Show rather than Tell' works toward clarity in all forms of writing, and many other writing and submission tips.

Members of recent classes have won awards in the contests of the Florida First Coast Writers' Festival and other national awards.

The evening session meets every Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m., and the cost of the workshop (limited to 8 students) will be $125 for six weeks. Before attending a workshop all new workshop writers must write and submit an introductory essay according to workshop guidelines.

If the workshops are filled, interested persons are welcome to observe sessions in progress and get on the list for the next cycle of workshops.

For more information on all sessions being formed or to reserve a space, call Ms. Skapyak Harlin at 778.8000 or e-mail her at lyharlin@aol.com<mailto:lyharlin@aol.com>

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SOUTHERN LIGHTS
WRITERS’ CONFERENCE
SCHEDULED MAR. 12

A full day of craft and career workshops will be featured at the Southern Lights’ Conference from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mar. 12. The event will also feature appointments with an editor and agent.

The conference will take place Mar. 12 at Jacksonville Marriott (4670 Salisbury Rd.). Attendees may take Exit 344 on I-95, going east onto J. Turner Butler Blvd.

Regular registration will be $110. For more information, go to www.firstcoastromancewriters.com<https://mail.fscj.edu/owa/UrlBlockedError.aspx>

Highlights of the conference will include a keynote luncheon with C.L. Wilson, USA Today and NYT best-selling author http://www.clwilson.com/.

Featured Agent will be Emmanuelle Morgen, who joined Judith Ehrlich Literary Management in August 2008. Previously she was an agent at Wendy Sherman Associates and an editor at Fodor’s, the travel division of Random House. For more info about her, go to http://www.judithehrlichliterary.com/index.html

A Q&A session will include editor Tessa Woodward from Avon Publishing. Check her out at http://www.avonromance.com/2008/03/07/four-things-tessa-woodward/.

Authors who will be speaking include Renee Ryan and Vic DiGenti. Ms. Ryan published her first novel, “Extreme Measures,” by winning the inaugural Dorchester/ Romantic Times New Historical Voice contest in 2001. For further information her, click on www.reneeryan.com<http://www.reneeryan.com/>.  After spending more than 35 years working in public broadcasting, Mr. DiGenti worked for a volunteer non-profit organization that worked for the welfare and protection of abandoned, feral and homeless cats and kittens. This intense exposure prompted him to write “Windrusher,” “Windrusher and the Cave of Tho-hoth,” and “Windrusher and the Trail of Fire” (Ocean Publishing).

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VIC IS NO HOG
WHEN IT COMES
TO HIS BLOG

Vic DiGenti, regional director of the Florida Writers Assn., reports a busy schedule for FWA members in his NE Florida blog post. To find out what's happening at an FWA meeting near you, or other writerly events, go to http://fwapontevedra.blogspot.com/2011/02/writers-write.html.

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CONFABS GREAT
PLACES TO PLUG
GROUP, PRODUCT,
OR SERVICE

By JEAN OSBORN

With the Romance Writers having a one-day conference on Mar. 12 (not to mention the other confabs in this newsletter, you are probably thinking such meetings can be great opportunities to advertise you group or product or service.

For example, your group or it members may have a service, ranging from editing, critiquing, photographing, or specialty designed T-shirts. Or perhaps you want to attract members to your group.

All that you have to do is the following, if an auction or raffle is in order:

Get a basket and fill it with something (or an offer of service) that a writer would like to bid on.
Provide an official or newsletter editor with the meeting dates of your group, or the service you provide.

I know that for our group I will print out information about you (the donor) and information about your basket or critique offer. For Romance writers, my e-mail address is jean.osborn@yahoo.com<mailto:jean.osborn@yahoo.com>.

Some editors may offer to critique the first 10 pages of a manuscript, or to provide feedback on a plot idea. Even advanced writers may find either offer to be invaluable.

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PROS AND CONS OF SELF-PUBLISHING

By SCOTT NICHOLSON

http://www.hauntedcomputer.com/

Even a few years ago, most professional writing advice doled out at conventions and forums said, "Never self-publish," because it was seen as the mark of an amateur, a lunatic, or someone who is too impatient to learn the craft of writing.

Aside from that perception of "vanity publishing," the commercial barriers were considerable. Even if you managed to print up hundreds of copies of your book, you had an uphill battle getting them into stores.

Technology has eliminated most of the barriers to entry. You can now upload a digital file and be "published" in minutes. There is no overhead and you actually have the chance to reach whatever audience you deserve, assuming you can find it.

For those who have used up the A-list of agents and the few publishers who will look at unagented manuscripts, it's hard to argue against it. For those with out-of-print mass-market novels, it's a no-brainer to seek a new audience and earn easy money for work already completed. Print-on-demand technology has even made paper books a reasonable option, with more small publishers and even a few of the bigger houses using it for limited runs.

So why should you even bother with a publisher anymore? After all, you can earn the bulk of the book's revenue if you do it all yourself. But how much of "all" are you really qualified to do?

Can you find professional editing, a respectable graphic designer, and a publicist? Those are the primary advantages of New York, aside from the ability to give you a generous advance and put your books in stores. Of course, the level of attention your book gets will be directly proportional to both the publisher's investment and the publisher's sales outlook, which are almost always intimately connected.

Bookstores are always swapping out the inventory, so your book usually has between 30 days to a year to find a buyer, depending on format. After your book is removed, you've likely lost the rights to your own work and the project is dead for years, so you are losing both money and potential audience. That's not an issue with self-publishing and digital publishing.

So if you accept that bookstores are vanishing, and the digital audience is growing, and most books end up with nothing but a single product page on Amazon anyway, then why should you give a publisher and the supporting cast 85 to 96 percent of your book's income?

Simple. Your small cut of the publisher's income may prove far more than you will ever make on your own. And if you are a bestseller, then you will still make far more money with a conventional deal.

If you know you will never be "good enough to be published," and you have no patience to improve your craft, then your only option is self-publishing. However, you could embarrass yourself if you put out a book filled with errors in facts, grammar, or spelling. If you feel your work is so extreme or of such a niche market that no publisher will invest in it, then you, too, will probably want to self-publish. If you feel New York is a pretentious club where everything comes down to a secret handshake, then you'll probably project that attitude in any submission and therefore New York is a waste of your time and theirs.

So, really, the only camp that even needs to struggle with the decision is the hard-working, aspiring midlist writer, one who dreams of a professional career. Going it alone is a hard road to wealth and success. But so is the other way.

Each writer must resolve these philosophical debates to personal satisfaction. Each writer finds that there are no right or wrong answers.
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Scott Nicholson is author of 12 novels, including the #1 Kindle bestseller in Mystery & Suspense, Disintegration<http://www.amazon.com/Disintegration-ebook/dp/B0048EL5M6> and his new release Crime Beat<http://www.amazon.com/Disintegration-ebook/dp/B0048EL5M6>. Other novels include The Red Church, As I Die Lying, Forever Never Ends, and The Skull Ring. As L.C. Glazebrook, he writes the October Girls series, and with J.R. Rain, he published the urban fantasy Cursed!, as well as story collections, screenplays, and children's books. You can learn more at Haunted Computer<http://www.hauntedcomputer.com/>. Sign up for the Inner Circle newsletter<mailto:scottsinnercircle-subscribe@yahoogroups.com> and be eligible for great prizes.

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LENORE HART, BEVERLY DONOFRIO,
CATHY SMITH-BROWN
LEAD INTENSIVE WORKSHOPS
AT OSSABAW WRITER’S RETREAT

The Ossabaw Island Writer’s Retreat (near Savannah) will be held Feb. 14-17, with novelist Lenore Hart, non-fiction writer Beverly Donofrio, poet Cathy Smith-Brown leading intensive workshops.

In a special literary workshop leading up to the Savannah Book Festival, 15 lucky writers will study with one of three critically acclaimed authors at the retreat.

Co-sponsored by Armstrong Atlantic State University, Poetry Knows, Southern Poetry Review and the Savannah Book Festival, the Retreat will cost $1,450, which includes three nights’ lodging, meals and ferried transportation to the island; writing workshops, craft seminars and one-on-one manuscript consultations with nationally recognized authors; and readings.

Because the retreat takes place the same week as the Savannah Book Festival, participants who stay for the Festival will receive an opportunity to read excerpts of their work to festival audiences.

For more information about the 2011 Writer’s Retreat, visit ossabawwritersretreat.org<http://www.ossabawwritersretreat.org/> or contact Tony Morris at write@ossabawwritersretreat.<mailto:write@ossabawwritersretreat.org>org .

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THE WRONG STUFF

Amanda Rose Martinez, “The Improvisational Brain” (SeedMagazine.com):

At this point, [classical pianist Robert] Levin pounded some F sharp major chords, and for a split second, he paused. “I was shocked at how far off I was and how crazy this all was,” Levin said. “I thought to myself: ‘Oh my god! How am I going to get home?’”

W.S. SAYS: We aren’t fussing at Ms. Martinez or the magazine, and, since we cut a lot of slack for oral communications, Mr. Levin only gets hit with one wet noodle. Even so, “I thought to myself” is redundant. You can mutter, mumble, or grumble to yourself, but you don’t add “to myself” to thinking, pondering, cogitating, ruminating, or day-dreaming. You don't.

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Michael Fumento, “Opinion: Autism Fraud Just the Tip of the Iceberg” (http://www.aolnews.com/2011/01/09/opinion-autism-fraud-just-the-tip-of-the-iceberg/):

It's "clear evidence of falsification of data should now close the door on this damaging vaccine scare," [“The British Medical Journal”] said in a heavily documented editorial.

--and--
Erin Biba, “Arctic by Air” (http://one.longshotmag.com/article/arctic-by-air):

People have been attempting to cross the arctic north in hot air balloons for more then 100 years.

--and--

“Couple ‘a match made in heaven’” (“I Do I Do” column in the “Florida Times-Union”):

Tom Locklin grew up possessing duel sensibilities: not only was he a talented center on the Lee High School football team, he also was a talented studio artist.

W.S. SAYS: In the above, we need “its” instead of “it’s,” “than” instead of “then,” and “dual” instead of “duel.” If we are distracted or in a hurry, any of us can make the above errors. After a careful reading, one technique in proofing copy is then to skim only for specific problems. Are we using “not” and “now” correctly or have our devilish fingers typed in the one we don’t want to use? Ditto for confusion regarding “its,” “then,” and so on.

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Editorial, “State of the Union: An Oscar for Oratory” (“Florida Times-Union”):

Thirty-seven days later, with he [Brandon Fisher] and others working days at a time in Chile without sleep, his company’s plan and equipment enabled the rescue of 33 men seen by the world on TV news and the Internet.

W.S. SAYS: Here’s a tricky problem: After “with,” the writer may have wondered whether to use, “he,” “him,” or “his.” “He” is the worst option. There can be confusion on when to use “his” or “him”: “I saw him swimming” vs. “I rate his swimming better than his diving.” Actually, the sentence needs to be flipped around, perhaps something like “After he and his company worked around the clock for 37 days, the world rejoiced when the 33 trapped miners were rescued.” (A computer grammar-checker recommended that the “he” be changed to “the,” which would give us “with the and others.” Grumble, grumble.)

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Kevin Horrigan, “Your day is going to be bogus” (“St. Louis Post-Dispatch”):

Your serious astrologers know right away that Parke Kunkel had somehow mistaken the sidereal zodiac, based on the stars, with the tropical zodiac, based on where in the tropics the sun’s rays falls. Duh.

W.S. SAYS: Oops, the writer tripped up on the last word of the sentence. We have three subject-verb patterns in the sentence: “astrologers know,” “Kunkel had mistaken,” and “rays falls” (they falls? Nope, they fall, rays fall.) Duh indeed.

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STUFF FROM HITHER AND YON

Ho-hum, ho-hum,
how trite have
films become?

When TV and film writers get set on Auto Pilot, they often turn out scripts that are hackneyed and predictable. A sharp writer will strive to avoid these clichés, as in “Deadly reptiles will always attack a woman first, even if she's in the presence of thirty men,” “Asteroids travel through space making a noise like a powerful but subdued engine,” and “A villain will always commit murder right in front of the window when someone with binoculars is watching.” Check out the other clichés at http://www.moviecliches.com/cliche1.html

How do you get
conscious minds
to master intuition
in Creativity?

Watching a musician in the throes of an improvisational solo can be like witnessing an act of divine intervention, says Amanda Rose Martinez. But embedded memories and conspiring brain regions, scientists now believe, are the true source of ad-hoc creativity. Go to
http://seedmagazine.com/content/print/the_improvisational_brain/

Man of Mystery

Joan Acocella explores the question, “Why do people love Stieg Larsson’s novels?” Follow the discussion at http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/atlarge/2011/01/10/110110crat_atlarge_acocella?currentPage=all

11 Excellent Novels
that Take Place
All in One Day

odp.com (Online Degree Program) has a blog that discusses novels with a one-day unity in structure. Their authors include James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Malcolm Lowry, Saul Bellow, and others. Go to  http://www.onlinedegreeprograms.com/blog/2011/11-excellent-novels-that-take-place-all-in-one-day/

Google's A.I.
Tackles
Poetry

Computer programs exist that translate German into English, Danish into French, etc., but there’s a greater challenge when a program attempts to render poetry.
http://www.npr.org/2011/01/16/132959095/googles-artificial-intelligence-translates-poetry

And then
what happened?

“The Chronicle of Higher Education” has printed an excerpt of Roger Rosenblatt’s "Unless It Moves the Human Heart: The Craft and Art of Writing” (HarperCollins). It is useful for those who are going to take writers’ seminars or for those who teach them.
http://chronicle.com/article/And-Then-What-Happened-/126012/?sid=cr&utm_source=cr&utm_medium=en
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QUOTE FROM
A WRITER'S QUILL

Writing is a dog’s life, but the only life worth living. – Gustave Flaubert

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MEETINGS OF NFW
AND OTHER GROUPS;
SOME USEFUL LINKS

BARD SOCIETY: Every Wednesday: 7 p.m.; Frank Green 234-8383; Email frankgrn@comcast.net<mailto:frankgrn@comcast.net>

FIRST COAST CHRISTIAN WRITERS GROUP: Every Thursday, 6:45 p.m. at Charles Webb-Wesconett Library at the intersection of 103rd Street and Harlow Boulevard. Email: Dalyn_2@yahoo.com<mailto:Dalyn_2@yahoo.com> or Tlsl72@yahoo.com<mailto: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: President@firstcoastromancewriters.com<mailto:President@firstcoastromancewriters.com>
www.firstcoastromancewriters.com<http://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<mailto:wordsandpics@bellsouth.net>.

NORTH FLORIDA WRITERS: Second Saturday: 2 p.m. at Willowbranch Library; 2875 Park Street 32205; www.northfloridawriters.org<https://owa.fccj.edu/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=https://owa.fccj.edu/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.northfloridawriters.org>

THE 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<http://www.fwapontevedra.blogspot.com/> or www.windrusher.com<http://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<mailto:sherrycz@aol.com>

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

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

POETRY DAILY: http://poems.com/

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

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

QUOTE INVESTIGATOR: http://quoteinvestigator.com/

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

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

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THE WRITE STAFF

President: Stewart Neal (stewartneal@usa.net<mailto:stewartneal@usa.net>)

Vice President: Richard Levine (Richie@hiddenowl.com<mailto:Richie@hiddenowl.com>)

Secretary: Kathy Marsh (kathygmarsh@bellsouth.net<mailto:kathygmarsh@bellsouth.net>)

Treasurer: Howard Denson (hd3nson@hotmail.com<mailto: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___________________________________________ _____________
St. address_________________________________ Apt. No. ___________
City ______________________________State _____ Zip ______________
E-mail address: __________________________________ _____________
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WRITERS
BORN
IN FEBRUARY


1-       Abraham Emanuel Fröhlich (1796), James A. Herne (1840), Abdülhak Hamid (1852), Hugo von Hofmannsthal (1874), Charles Nordhoff (1887), Stephen Potter (1900), Langston Hughes (1902), Georg Rendl (1903), S. J. Perelman (1904), Michael Kanin (1910), Muriel Spark (1918), H. Richard Hornberger (1924), Galway Kinnell (1927), Reynolds Price (1933), Meg Cabot (1967);


2-        Anna Roemers Visscher (1583), Hans E. Schack (1820), Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav (1849), James Joyce (1882), Ayn Rand (1905), Bernardas Brazdzionis (1907), Evert Werkman (1915), Abba Eban (1915), Hella ([S. Lelyveld-) Haasse (1918), James Dickey (1923), Mary Elizabeth "Liz" Smith (1923), Nydia M. E. Ecury (1926), Judith Viorst (1931), Rachel English (1939), Thomas M(ichael) Disch (1940), Jessica Savitch (1948), Ina Garten (1948);


3-- Caroline von Wolzogen (von Lengefeld) (1763), Horace Greeley (1811), Sidney Lanier (1842), Ernest von Wildenbruch (1845), Abel Hermant (1862), Ada Negri (1870), Gertrude Stein (1874), Clarence E. Mulford (1883), Georg Trakl (1887), Nick Kenny (1895), Johannes Urzidil (1896), Lao She (1899), James A. Michener (1907), M. Vasalis (Margaretha Droogleever Fortuyn-Leenmans) (1909), Jann Willem Holsbergen (1915), Richard Yates (1926), Joan Lowery Nixon (1927), Paul Auster (1947), Henning Mankell (1948), Stephen Euin Cobb (1955), Kirsty Wark (1955), Lizzie Borden (1958), Sarah Kane (1971), Sarah Lewitinn (1980);


4-- Luis de Camões (1524), Hans A. Freiherr von Abschatz (1646), George Lillo (1693), Samuel I. Wiselius (1769), William Harrison Ainsworth (1805), Josef Kajetán Tyl (1808), Georg Brandes (1842), Vasili O. Klyutshevski (1842), Francois-Victor-Jean Aicard (1848), Jean Richepin (1849), Constance Gore-booth Markiewicy (1868), E. J. Pratt (1883), Ugo Betti (1892), Annie Romein-Verschoor (1895), Friedrich Glauser (1896), Edwin Denby (1903), MacKinlay Kantor (1904), Uys Krige (1910), Alfred Andersch (1914), Colin Morris (1916), Gavin Buchanan Ewart (1916), Ida Lupino (1918), Betty Friedan (1921), Russell Hoban (1925), John Edward Caulwell Hearne (1926), Ivan Davis (1932), Robert Coover (1932), Werner Schwab (1958), Tomasz Pac (1958), Siobhan Dowd (1960), Stewart O'Nan (1961);


5-- Giovanni de' Bardi (1534), Honorat de Brueil seigneur de Racan (1589), Esteban Manuel de Villegas (1589), Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné (1626), Margaretha J de Neufville (1775), Johan Ludvig Runeberg (1804), Joris-Karl Huysmans (1848), Jovan Ducic (1871), Frederick Leonard Lonsdale (1881), George Saiko (1892), William S. Burroughs (1914), Margaret Millar (1915), Andrew M. Greeley (1928), Stephen J. Cannell (1941), Jane Bryant Quinn (1941), Susan Hill (1942);


6-- Dzore Drzic (1461), Christopher Marlowe (1564), Daniel Georg Morhof (1639), Evariste Desire Desforges chevalier de Parny (1753), Ugo Foscolo (1778), José María de Pereda (1833), Johan (Eliza J.) de Meester (1860), John Henry Mackay (1864), Theodor Lessing (1872), Wilhelm Schmidtbonn(-Schmidt) (1876), Siegfried Kracauer (1889), Rudolf Vornlund (1900), Louis Nizer (1902), Pieter G. Buckinx (1903), Irmgard Keun (1910), Lothar-Günther Buchheim (1918), Paolo Volponi (1924), Jin yong (1924), Tom Brokaw (1940), Robert Townsend (1957);


7-- Thomas More (1478), Thomas Killigrew (1512), Jean-Francois Regnard (1655), Charles Dickens (1812), Ricardo Palma (1833), James Augustus Henry Murray (1837), Raf(ael) Verhulst (Koen Ravestein) (1866), Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867), Jindrich S. Baar (1869), Sinclair Lewis (1885), Milton Krims (1904), Paul Nizan (1905), Ralph Whitlock (1914), H. Eisenreich (1925), Gay Talese (1932), Ian Jack (1945), Joe Shea (1947), Brian Morton (1954), Emma McLaughlin (1974);


8-- Agrippa d'Aubigné (1552), Robert Burton (1577), Samuel Butler (1612), Gabriel Daniel (1649), Charles Jean François Hénault (1685), John Ruskin (1819), Maxime Du Camp (1822), Jules Verne (1828), Kate Chopin (1851), Nikolai Garin (Michailovski) (1852), Henry Roth (1906), Elizabeth Bishop (1911), Henri Knap (1911), Neal Cassady (1926), Averil Cameron (1940), Ted Koppel (1940), John Grisham (1955), Nancy Oliver (1955);


9-- Ali Sjir Neva'i (Fani) (1441), Adriaan Kluit (1735), Vasili A. Zjukovski (1783), Felix Dahn (1834), Anthony Hope (Hopkins) (1863), George Ade (1866), Franc S. Finzgar (1871), Amy Lowell (1874), Jacques Bainville (1879), Frederik Gerretson (Geerten Gossaert) (1884), Vital Celen (1887), Gypsy Rose Lee (1914), Brendan Behan (1923), Roger Mudd (1928), Alice Walker (1944), Janet Issaca Ashford (1949), Mary Jo Duffy (1954);


10-- John Suckling (1609), Aaron Hill (1685), Charles Lamb (1775), Rafael Altamira Crevea (1866), William Allen White (1868), Anne Anema (1872), (Fran J.) Vital Celen (1887), G. Ungaretti (1888), Howard Spring (1889), Boris Pasternak (1890), Bertolt Brecht (1898), Armand Bernier (1902), Henry Phelps Brown (1906), Alexander Comfort (1920), Jakov Lind (1927), Thomas Bernhard (1931), Roxanne Pulitzer (1951), John Shirley (1953), George Stephanopoulos (1961), Åsne Seierstad (1970);


11-- Honoré d'Urfé (1568), Bernard Fontenelle (1567), Marie Joseph de Chénier (1764), Lydia Maria Child (1802), Hermann Allmers (1821), Rachilde (Marguerite Vallette-Eymery) (1860), Else Lasker-Schüler (1869), Feodor Chaliapine (1873), Elsa Beskow (1874), Johan C. P. Alberts (1893), Beb (Elizabeth) Vuyk (1905). E. W. Swanton (1907), Sutan Takdir Alishahbana (1908), Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1909), Roy Fuller (1912), Patrick Leigh Fermor (1915), Sidney Sheldon (19170, Daniel F[rancis] Galouye (1920), Larry Merchant (1931), Jane (Hyatt) Yolen (1939), Wesley Strick (1954), Zain Verjee (1974);


12-- Thomas Campion (1567), Casparus Barleaus (1584), Caspar Bartholin (1585), Charles Pinot Duclos (1704), Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué (1777), Abraham Lincoln (1809), Charles Darwin (1809), Otto Ludwig (1818), George Meredith (1828), Lou (Andreas-)Salome (1861), Kazimierz P. Tetmajer (1865), Hedwig Courths-Mahler (1867), John L. Lewis (1880), Jean Effel (1908), Frank Hercules (1911), R. F. Delderfield (1912), Alan Dugan (1923), Hans Berghuis (1924), Gerhard Rohm (1930), Janwillem van de Wetering (1931), Axel Jensen (1932), Juanita (Ruth) Coulson (1933), Judy Blume (1938), Jackie Torrence (1944), Raymond Kurzweil (1948), Darren Aronofsky (1969);


13-- Hartmann Schedel (1440), John C. Hespe (1557), Ivan Krylov (1759), Julius H. M. Busch (1821), Lev A. Mej (1822), Gerard Keller (1829), Frank van de Goes (1859), Uchimura Kanzo (1861), Stephen Lucius Gwynn (1864), Kate Roberts (1891), Georges Simenon (1903), Pauline Frederick (1908), Henk van Galen Last (1921), Jan Arends (1925), Ali El-Maak (1937), F. C. Delius (1943), Henry Rollins (1961), Iván González (1975);


14-- Christianus Adrichomius (1533), Sybilla Schwarz (1638), Pierre-Claude Nivelle de La Chaussée (1692), Richard Owen Cambridge (1717), Frederick Douglass (1817), Edmond François Valentin About (1824), Francois Haverschmidt (1835), Jan van Rijswijck (1853), Frank Harris (1856), William John Gruffydd (1881), George Jean Nathan (1882), Kostas Varnalis (1884), Oscar Odd “O.O.” McIntyre (1884), Edmund George Love (1912), Ab (Albert) Visser (1913), Alexander Kluge (1932), Phillip Hamilton (1961);


15--Claude Prosper (1707), Johann Jakob Wilhelm Heinse (1746), Jeremy Bentham (1748), Jens Immanuel Baggesen (1764), Thomas Malthus (1766), Abraham de Amorie van der de Have (1821), Silas Weir Mitchell (1829), Alfred North Whitehead (1861), Joseph Hergesheimer (1880), Sax Rohmer (1886), Ypk fan der Fear (1908), Miep Gies (1909), George Mikes (1912), Paul Ferris (1915), Piet van Aken (1920), Radha Krishna Choudhary (1921), Herman Kahn (1922), Susan Brownmiller (1935), Gregory Mcdonald (1937), Jack Tinker (1938), Jo Clayton (1939), Matt Groening (1954), Steve Farhood (1957), Chrystine Brouillet (1958), Josh Marshall (1969);


16--Ordericus Vitalis (1075), Phineas Parkhurst Quimby (1802), Joseph V. von Scheffel (1826), Nikolai Leskow (1831), Henry B. Adams (1838), Octave Mirbeau (1850), William Scarborough (1852), Vyacheslav I. Ivanov (1866), George Macauley Trevelyan (1876), Maurits H. E. Uyldert (1881), Elizabeth Craig (1883), Van Wyck Brooks (1886), Albert Maurice Hackett (1900), Hal Porter (1911), Bob Tadema Sporry (1912), Hubert van Herreweghen (1920), A. Kolleritsch (1931), A. Appelfeld (1932), Paul Bailey (1937), Richard Ford (1944), Eckhart Tolle (1948), Guy Gallo (1955), Warren Ellis (1968);



17-- Friedrich M. Klinger (1752), John Pinkerton (1758), Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer (1836), Louisa Lawson (1848), Samuel Sidney McClure (1857), Mori Ogai (1862), Fyodor Sologub (1863), Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson (1864), Henri Vandeputte (1877), Isabelle Eberhardt (1877), Dorothy Canfield Fisher (1879), Ronald Aburthnott Knox (1888), Georg Britting (1891), Theodor Plievier (1892), Charles B. Timmer (1907), Walter L "Red" Barber (1908), Ai Qing (1910), Andre Norton, a.k.a. Andrew North and Allen Weston (Alice Mary Norton) (1912), Albert Westerlinck (1914), Per-Jakez Helias (1914), Margaret Truman (1924), Chaim Potok (1929), Ruth Rendell (1930), Dallas Adams (1947), Mo Yan (1955);



18--Leon B. Alberti (1404), Charles-Irénée Castel de Saint-Pierre (1658), Wilson Barrett (1846), Alexander L. Kielland (1849), Sholem Aleichem (Solomon Rabinowitz) (1859), Betsy Ranucci-Beckmann (1877), Nikos Kazantzakis (1883), Wendell Wilkie (1892), Andre Breton (1896), Arthur Bryant (1899), Wallace Stegner (1909), Helen Gurley Brown (1922), Juhan Smuul (1922), A. R. Ammons (1926), Leonard Cyril Deighton (1929), Toni Morrison (1931), Andre Lorde (1934), Jean Auel (1936), Marin Sorescu (1936), Elke Erb (1938), Graeme Garden (1943), Miles Tredinnick (1955), Henry Winter (1963), Peter Martini (1965);



19--Sadiq Hidajat (3 A.D.), David Garrick (1717), Tiphaigne de la Roche (1722), Vincenzo Monti (1754), Mark Prager Lindo (1819), Adrian van Oordt (1865), Paul Zech (1881), Jose Eustasio Rivera (1889), André Breton (1896), Yury Olesha (1899), Giorgos Seferis (1900), Kay Boyle (1902), Adolf Rudnicki (1912), Carson McCullers (1917), Jaan Kross (1920), Carole Eastman (1934), Stephen Dobyns (1941), Thomas Brasch (1945), William Messner-Loebs (1949), Amy Tan (1952), Helen Fielding (1958), Laurell K. Hamilton (1963), Dmitri Lipskerov (1964), Jeffrey Patrick "Jeff" Kinney (1971);



20--Henry James Pye (1745), Johann Heinrich Voß (1751), William Carleton (1794), Nérée Beauchemin (1850), Nikolai Garin (Michailovski), (1852), Pieter Cornelis Boutens (1870), Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen (1880), Shiga Naoya (1883), Hesketh Pearson (1887), Georges Bernanos (1888), Russel Crouse (1893), René Jules Dubos (1901), Jascha Golowanjuk (1905), Mary Durack (1913), Pramudya Ananta Tur (1925), Richard Matheson (1926), Adrian Cristobal (1932), Andrew Bergman (1945), Kenn Nesbitt (1962);



21--Justus van Effen (1684), Willem van Haren (1710), Louis-Pierre Anquetil (1723), Charles L Fournier (1730), Karl A. Varnhagen von Ense (1785), Jose Zorrilla y Moral (1817), (James) Burner Matthews (1852), Karel Matej Capek-Chod (1860), Jacob D. du Toit (Totius) (1877), Waldemar Bonsels (1880), Sacha Guitry (1885), Clemence Dane (1888), Arthur D. Nock (1902), Raymond Queneau (1903), Anais Nin (1903), Armand Preud'homme (1904), W.H. Auden (1907), Hermanus P. "Piet" Mulder (1914), Hans Andreus (Johan W. van der Zant) (1926), Erma Bombeck (Erma Fiste)(1927), Victor Sokolov (1947), Kevin Robinson (1951), Chuck Palahniuk (1962), David Foster Wallace (1962);



22--Tahmasp I, shah of Persia  (1514), George Washington (1732), Sarah Adams (1805), James Russell Lowell (1819), Francis Pharcellus Church (1829), Leon Vanderkindere (1842), Affonso de Escragnolle Taunay (1842), Jules Renard (1864), Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892), Paul Van Ostaijen (1896), Giorgios Seferis (1900), Sean O'Faolain (John Whelan) (1900), Stefan Lorant (1901), Morley Callaghan (1903), Nicholas Monsarrat (1910), Jane Bowles (1917), Wayne Booth (1921), Edward Gorey (1925), Ishmael Reed (1938);


23--Samuel Pepys (1633), Richard Price (1723), W.E.B. Du Bois (1868), Jozef E. Stokvis (1875), Agnes M. Royden (1876), Erich Kästner (1899), William L. Shirer (1904), Walter Ernest Allen (1911), Heinrich Schirmbeck (1915), David Wright (1920), Gery Florizoone (1923), Gerry Davis (1930), Jef Geeraerts (1930), Donna J. Stone (1933), Don L. Lee (1942), John McWethy (1947), Neil Jordan (1950);


24—Muhammad ibn Battutah (1304), Sixt(us) Birck (Xystus Betulius (1501), Matthias C Sarbiewski (1595), Vincent Voiture (1597), Johannes Clauberg (1622), Wilhelm Grimm (1786), Charles de Bernard (1804), Arrigo Boito (1842), Teófilo Braga (1843), C. Grant B. Allen (1848), George A. Moore (1852), Daniel Berkeley Updike (1860), Herman Teirlinck (1879), Juliusz Kaden-Bandrowski (1885), Jacob Presser (1899), Alexis Curvers (1906), August William Derleth (1909), Ludvig Aschkenazy (1921), David Mourao-Ferreira (1927), Michael Harrington (1928), Daryl Hine (1936), David K. Williamson (1942), David K Williamson (1975);



25-- Friedrich von Spee (1591), Pierre Antoine Motteux (1663), Karl Ludwig, Freiherr von Pöllnitz (1692), Carlo Goldoni (1707), Simon Stijl (1731), Karl May (1842), John Watson (1847), Benedetto Croce (1866), Leo J. Weisgerber (1899), Adelle Davis (1904), Mary Coyle Chase (1906), Frank G. Slaughter (1908), John Evan "Jasper" Weston Mather (1909), Anthony Burgess (1917), F. de Jong Edz (1919), Gérard Bessette (1920), Larry Gelbart (1928), Richard Stern (1928), Erica Pedretti (1930), Shiva Naipaul (1945), F. Xaver Kroetz (1946), Aldo Busi (1948), Garrett Glaser (1953), Rashida Jones (1976);



26--Anthony Ashley-Cooper (1671), James Hervey (1714), Victor Hugo (1802), John George Nicolay (1832), Stefan Grabinski (1887), Ivor A "I A" Richards (1893), Julien de Valckenaere (1898), Vercors, (Jean Bruller), (1902), Leela Majumdar (1908), George G. Barker (1913), Hermann Lenz (1913), Theodore (Hamilton) Sturgeon (1918), Lucjan Wolanowski (1920), Robert Novak (1934), Adriaan van Dis (1942), Phyllis Eisenstein (1946), Elizabeth George (1949), Michel Houellebecq (1958);



27--Johan van Heemskerk (1597), Edward Cave (1691), Elias Annes Borger (1784), Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807), Alfred Pollard Edward (1832), Richard Garnett (1835), Alice Hamilton (1869), Allison Danzig (1898), John Steinbeck (1902), James Thomas Farrell (1904), Peter De Vries (1910), Lawrence Durrell (1912), Kusumagraj (1912), Irwin Shaw (1913), Mervyn Jones (1922), Kenneth Koch (1925, Richard A.F.M. Auwerda (1925), Peter Stone (1930), Edward Lucie-Smith (1933), (Navarre) Scott Momaday (1934), Michael A. Burstein (1970);


28--Michel de Montaigne (1533), Reinier C. Bakhuizen van de Brink (1810), Ernest Renan (1823), Hermann Schell (1850), Arthur Symons (1865), Vyacheslav I. Ivanov (1866), Jose Gutierrez Solana (1886), Ben Hecht (1893), Marcel Pagnol (1895), Laura Z. Hobson (1900), Rudolf W. Nilsen (1901), Glyn Jones (1905), Stephen Spender (1909), Amir Hamzah (1911), John Bouber (1921), Bernard Frank (1927), Walter S. Tevis (1928), John Montague (1929), Bruce Dawe (1930), Jack Thieuloy (1931), Alice May Brock (1941), Colin Nutley (1944), Lemony Snicket (David Handler)(1970), Tristan Louis (1971).

29--  Robert Bage (1728), Jiro Akagawa (1948), Tim Powers (1952).