THE

WRITE

STUFF

 

Writing News for the Sunshine State & the Solar System

* Editor: Howard Denson * January 2012

 

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In This Issue:

 

NFW to Critique Manuscripts at Jan. 14 Meeting at Willowbranch

Memoir Website Seeks Submissions about Days Gone By – Phyllis Rowland

Amelia Island Book Festival Slated for Feb. 17-18

“Cheshire Cheese Cat"Author to be at The Bookmark Jan. 3

The Wrong Stuff – Howard Denson

Stuff from Hither and Yon

Stuff from a Writer's Quill – Ezra Pound

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 Jan. 14 Meeting

at Willowbranch

 

The North Florida Writers meeting will feature critiques of manuscripts at the Willowbranch library at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14. The public is welcome to attend.

 

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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Memoir website

Seeks submissions

About Days Gone By

 

By PHYLLIS ROWLAND

 

I enjoy getting your newsletter, a nice reminder of all my writer friends when I lived in Jacksonville from 1993 through 1996, including Frank Green's Bard Society, River City Writers, North Florida Writers, and a couple of Beach groups. These are good memories to mull over up here with my relatives in Wichita, Kan.

 

I still keep in touch with a few memoirists, but most old friends are missing from my e-mail lists. [EDITOR: Hint hint. Send her e-mail.]

 

My newly created website, Time of Our Lives (timeofourlives.net), came online in December. It is designed to appeal to various needs and interests of the Over-Sixty Set. We will begin with about 15 articles and stories and then add three each day.

 

Our contributors don’t have to be senior citizens. For example, a teen may wish to write up her grandmother’s experiences during the Forties or Fifties, and that will pass muster.

 

Our crowd of creative contributors includes some writers from the Sunshine State. We hope to find even more who could contribute special interest articles and stories for the over-60 demographic. If you would like to see the website and guidelines for submissions, please email phyllisrowland@gmail.com.

 

We don't accept articles on politics or religion.

 

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Amelia Island Book Festival

Slated for Feb. 17-18

You will want to bookmark www.ameliaislandbookfestival.com since the 11th annual book festival will be taking place Feb. 17-18. General tickets are already on sale at the website.

As a pre-festival event, Tom Kimmel, a singer, songwriter, and poet, will be featured at 8 p.m. Feb. 3 in Burns Hall of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.

The event is free, but donations of $15 are appreciated.


Writers’ Workshops will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at the

FSCJ Betty Cook Nassau Campus. These workshops are designed for novice and experienced writers to learn from outstanding writers and writing instructors in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Featured will be David Morrell, creator of Rambo and author of over 35 books, including"Creepers" and"The Successful Novelist." The workshops will cost $65.

 

The Festival Gala, "Once upon a Book Island," is on tap that evening from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Amelia Island Plantation. The cost is $75 or $700 for a table of 10.

 

Attendees will be able to enjoy dinner by Horizons and island sounds of Pili Pili in a beautiful setting with festival authors and lovers of books. Steve Berry is featured along with David Morrell.

An author's luncheon (fee of $40) will be held at noon on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Atlantic Recreation Center, with the keynote speaker being Paula McLain, author of New York Times bestselling novel,"The Paris Wife."The book was recently named the best historical fiction book of 2011 by Goodreads.

The festival will also feature free events for people of all ages, including Authors in Schools, The Kidz Zone, and The Readers Festival.

 

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“Cheshire Cheese Cat"author

to be at The Bookmark Jan. 3

 

Award-winning children's author Carmen Agra Deedy will be at The BookMark to kick off the New Year on Tuesday, Jan. 3, at 7 p.m. with her first chapter book,"The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens of a Tale."

 

This is a story of deception, intrigue, and derring-do that reveals the unlikely alliance between a cheese-loving cat and the Cheshire Cheese Inn's mice in Victorian England.

 

It's also filled with allusions to Charles Dickens, beginning with the first sentence--"He was the best of toms. He was the worst of toms." The book will help celebrate the 200th anniversary of Dickens' birth.

 

Ms. Deedy has been writing for children for over two decades. Born in Havana, Cuba, she came to the United States as a refugee in 1964. She grew up in Decatur, Ga., where she lives today.

 

Her previous children's books include"The Library Dragon,"The Yellow Star,""Martina the Beautiful Cockroach,"and"14 Cows for America."

 

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THE

WRONG

STUFF – FORENSIC GRAMMAR

 

By HOWARD DENSON

 

Wikipedia article on"To Kill a Mockingbird":

 

Allusions to legal issues in To Kill a Mockingbird, particularly in scenes outside of the courtroom, has drawn the attention from legal scholars.

 

W.S. SAYS: The sound of a sentence can lead the writer astray."Courtroom"(an object of a preposition) is singular but doesn’t relate to the verb at all. It’s right next to the verb, so the writer incorrectly opted for"has."Notice, however, that the frame of the sentence is"allusions (subject) … have drawn (verb) attention (direct object)."

 

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Rick Kimbrel,"Mora: So-called tradition stops here"(BruinBlitz.com):

 

Aside from the pageantry of playing in a bowl game, most coaches site the extra practice you're allowed to have as a primary benefit.

 

W.S. SAYS: When you"call attention to,"you want"cite."When you enjoy playing in the Gator Bowl, you like the site. When the half-time marching routines astound you, it’s a wonderful sight.

 

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Anne Helen Petersen,"Scandals of Classic Hollywood: Cary Grant's Intimate Bromance"(The HairPin.com):

 

And [Cary] Grant as a catbugler/confidence man [in"To Catch a Thief"] is brilliant: who better to play a man who plays at acting rich in order to finagle women’s jewels than a poor boy who’s played at being rich all of his adult life?

 

W.S. SAYS: See, the problem is, if you are quiet as a cat as you break into someone’s apartment and then play your bugle, it sort of defeats the whole point of not making any noise. Ask any cat-burglar.

 

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Associated Press,"Baseball Notebook: Judge’s ruling for Fox Sports could delay sale of Dodgers"(Florida Times-Union):

 

A U.S. District Court Judge in Delaware on Friday dealt a significant blow to the Los Angeles Dodgers’ plans to sell the media rights to future games, halting the sales process while he consider an appeal by Fox Sports.

 

W.S. SAYS: The original AP error contained the error, and it was blithely reprinted by most sources, including The Washington Post, which, to its credit, did say"he considers"in the headline. The 12th item in a Yahoo search revealed that Canadian Broadcasting Company’s sports page corrected the error. Way to go, Hosers!  

 

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Steve Flowers,"This Week in Alabama Politics"(syndicated column):

 

[Dr. Paul] Hubbert took the reigns of the AEA [Alabama Education Assn.] in 1969 at age 33.

 

W.S. SAYS: We talk about the reigns of, say, George II and George III, but we’re referring to horses when we refer to"take the reins."

 

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STUFF

FROM HITHER

AND YON

 

How I Became

a Best-Selling

Author

 

Self-publishing used to be lambasted as a vanity option for hacks who couldn’t make it the"normal" way through traditional publishing. As the major houses merged, trimmed editors, and relentlessly sought mega-hits, things were changing. According to Alexander Alter, self-publishing via e-books is upending the book industry. She describes Darcie Chan's unlikely road to a hit novel.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204770404577082303350815824.html?mod=lifestyle_newsreel

 

Here’s What I Hate

About Writers’ Houses

 

April Bernard has visited houses and other structures associated with such writers as Robert Frost, William Shakespeare, and Mark Twain. She recommends"A Skeptic’s Guide to Writers’ Houses"by Anne Trubek.  

http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2011/aug/11/heres-what-i-hate-about-writers-houses/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NYRblog+December+13+2011&utm_content=NYRblog+December+13+2011+CID_3b0789394ab88e08faea0791792ac2ff&utm_source=Email+marketing+software&utm_term=Heres+What+I+Hate+About+Writers+Houses

 

When an Author Dies,

The Vultures will Rise!

 

BookLocker.com added a "beneficiary clause" to its contract several years ago"after tiring of watching deceased authors' heirs duke it out for copyrights and future royalties."Angela Hoy points out that authors don’t even have to die before vultures (heirs, editors, et al.) try to divert the royalties to their bank accounts.

http://writersweekly.com/the_latest_from_angelahoycom/007095_12142011.html

 

Amazon’s

Jungle

Logic

 

Richard Russo writes about an Amazon.com promotion that sends customers into brick-and-mortar book stores to comparison shop for non-book items (presumably reading lights, figurines of writers or Santa, games, audio books, etc.). http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/13/opinion/amazons-jungle-logic.html?pagewanted=all

 

Shakespeare and Company:

the Paris bookshop

where you could read in bed

 

Alan Massie writes about the death of George Whitman, aged 98, who ran the famous Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris. It became a haven for writers and poets. His daughter, Sylvia Beach Whitman, was named after the founder of the store and continues to operate it.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/8958659/Shakespeare-and-Company-the-bookshop-where-you-could-read-in-bed.html  

 

Does Alcohol

Improve

Your Writing?

 

Brian Palmer puts to the test the theory of the late Christopher Hitchens that your writing will be improved if you drink, party, and smoke. Palmer says,"According to one study, 71 percent of prominent 20th-century American writers at least flirted with alcoholism. (Only 8 percent of the general population abuses alcohol.)"If you see a problem with that comparison, you may want to read the rest of the piece.

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2011/12/christoper_hitchens_claimed_drinking_helped_his_writing_is_that_true_.html

 

Even in U.K.,

Books Go Under

To E-Wonders

 

What does an eight-foot skeleton of the Irish Giant have to do with fine books? Those with mosaic minds can put the things together. Check out Howard Denson’s discussion at http://howarddenson.webs.com/apps/blog/show/11185692-even-in-the-u-k-books-go-under-to-the-e-wonder

 

Doctors' slang, medical slang

and medical acronyms and veterinary

acronyms and vet slang

 

You don’t want to see"AGMI"on a medical chart because the physician may be telling staff that you or a loved one"ain’t gonna make it."On the other hand, if you’re a patient who has been raising the roof about the hospital treatment, you may not realize that the notation"3H enema"calls for you to receive an enema that is"high, hot, and a hell of a lot."For other medical slang, check out this:

http://www.messybeast.com/dragonqueen/medical-acronyms.htm

 

The Book of Books:

What Literature

Owes the Bible

 

Marilynne Robinson, the author of three novels and three non-fiction books, points out,"The Bible is the model for and subject of more art and thought than those of us who live within its influence, consciously or unconsciously, will ever know."For more, go to

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/25/books/review/the-book-of-books-what-literature-owes-the-bible.html?_r=1

 

The Muses of Insert,

Delete and Execute

 

Jennifer Schuessler attended Matthew G. Kirschenbaum’s lecture"Stephen King’s Wang,"which is a preview of his upcoming book"Track Changes: A Literary History of Word Processing."When the typewriter was king and Jack Kerouac was producing 10,000 words a day, Truman Capote made the famous remark,"That’s not writing, it’s typing."Since the word processor can assist a writer to produce a large output, does someone say,"That’s not writing, it’s word processing"?

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/26/books/a-literary-history-of-word-processing.html

 

Writing is the

Greatest Invention

 

This article by Tom Standage is an appetizer for one of his books taking different slants on humans. He reminds us that writing started as a mundane device for merchants or farmers to count their horses, cows, pigs, and other goods. Then they discovered the great potential for writing: ideas and proposals. http://moreintelligentlife.com/content/ideas/tom-standage/writing-greatest-invention

 

Humans Have

The Need

To Read

 

It doesn't matter if books are delivered in print or by smartphone, the main thing is to get lost in reading them, according to Gail Rebuck. Studies show that reading is like a multi-vitamin for the brain.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/dec/30/humans-hardwired-read-books

 

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STUFF FROM

A WRITER'S QUILL

 

Literature is news that stays news.

 

– Ezra Pound

 

 

 

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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. 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

 

STUFF JOURNALISTS LIKE: http://www.stuffjournalistslike.com/

 

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___________________________________________ ___________________________

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WRITERS

BORN

IN JANUARY

 

1-- Antoinette du Ligier de la Guard Deshoulieres (1638), Elkanah Settle (1648), Soame Jenyns (1704), Kristijonas Donelaitis (1714), Maria Edgeworth (1767), Arthur Hugh Clough (1819), Sándor Petőfi (1823), Ludovic Halévy (1834), James Frazer (1854), Aleko Konstantinov (1863), Charles Edward Montague (1867), Mariano Azuela (1873), E(dward) M(organ) Forster (1879), Ernest Jones (1879), Shalom Asch (1880), Carry van Bridges (1881), Federigo Tozzi (1883), Russ Bender (1910), Eliot Janeway (1913), François Bondy (1915), J(erome) D(avid) Salinger (1919), Roger Peacock (1920), Roberts Blossom (1924), Ernest R. Tidyman (1928), Joe Orton (1933), Peter Dormer (1949), Ashfaq Hussain (1951), Anwar Mansoor Mangrio (1973);

 

2--Philip Freneau (1752), Henry Kingsley (1830), Justin Winston (1831), Mendele Moykher Sforim (1836), Abdülhak Hamid (1852), Gilbert Murray (1866), Ernst Barlach (1870), Johannes L. "Jan" Walch (1879), Jacques Chardonne (1884), Moyshe Leyb Halpern (1886), Robert Nathan (1894), Rene Etiemble (1909), Ulrich Becher (1910), Srirangam Srinivasarao (1910), Isaac Asimov (1920), Gerhard Amanshauser (1928), Daisaku Ikeda (1928), Morimura Seiichi (1933), Leonard Michaels (1933), Christopher Durang (1949), and Colleen Taylor (1984);

 

3-- Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 B.C.), Pietro Metastasio (1698), Charles Palissot de Montenoy (1730), Douglas William Jerrold (1803), Henry Handel Richardson (1870), John G. Fletcher (1886), J.R.R. Tolkien (1892), Pierre Drieu La Rochelle (1893), Roman Brandstaetter (1906), Victor Borge (1909), Renaude Lapointe (1912), Morten Nielsen (1922), Jaroslav Hasek (1923), Marcel Dubé (1930), Betty Rollin (1936), Blanche d'Alpuget (1944), Connie May Fowler (1960), Ulrike Lang (1962), Francesca Lia Block (1962), Alex Wheatle (1963);

 

4 -- Paul-Louis Courier (1772), Jacob Grimm (1785), Casimiro de Abreu (1837), Sven Fleuron (1874), Alfred Edgar Coppard (1878), Wilhelm Lehmbruck (1881), Max F. Eastman (1883), Everett Dirksen (1898), C.L.R. James (1901), Benito Perez Galdos (1920), Doris Kearns Goodwin (1943), Nabila Jamshed (1988);

 

5-- Andre H. C. van Hasselt (1806), Khristo Botev (1848), Gustaf af Geijerstam (1858), Herbert Bayard Swope (1882), Humbert Wolfe (1885), Paula Ludwig (1900), Jean Dixon (1918), Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921), W.D. Snodgrass (1926), Umberto Eco (1932), Florence King (1936), Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o (1938), Michael O'Donoghue (1940), Charlie Rose (1942), Terenci Moix (1942);

 

6-- Helius Eobanus Hessus (1488), Domingos dos Reis Quita (1728), Matija A. Reljkovic (1732), Ion Heliade-Radulescu (1802), Herman Grimm (1826), Kanagaki Robun (Bunzo Nozaki) (1829), Carl Sandburg (1878), Khalil Gibran (1883), Ludwig Berger (1892), Jan Filip Boon (1898), Eric Frank Russell (1905), Benedict Vilakazi (1906), Keith Davis (1909), Wright Morris (1910), Joey Adams (1911), Jacques Cesar Ellul (1911), Alan Watts (1915), John C. Lilly (1915), Vincent Serventy (1916), Guillermo Rosario (1917), Caspar M.B. "Cas" Baas (1918), Jacobo Timerman (1923), Denis Pitts (1930), E.L. Doctorow (1931), Osvaldo Soriano (1943), Henry Kravis (1944), Barry Holstein Lopez (1945), Allen Appel (1945), Rowan Atkinson (1956), Themos Anastasiadis (1958), Nigella Lawson (1960), and Muhammed al-Ahari (1965);

 

7-- James Harrington (1611), Pavao Vitezovic (1652), Zora Neale Hurston (1891), Albrecht Haushofer (1903), Faiz Ahmed Faiz (1910), Robert Duncan (1919), William Peter Blatty (1928), Ann Susan Hills (1941), Shobha De (1947), Nicholson Baker (1957), and Tina Anderson (1971);

 

8-- Ivan (Dzivo F.) Gundulic (1589), Baltasar Gracián y Morales (1601), Wilkie Collins (1824), Francisco González Bocanegra (1824), James Milton Carroll (1852), Storm Jameson (1891), Manuel Rojas Sepulveda (1896), Dennis Wheatley (1897), Edmond Vandercammen (1901), Peter Taylor (1917), Iva Michiels, (Rik Ceuppens) (1923), Joseph Weizenbaum (1923), Charles Thomlinson (1927), Gaston Miron (1928), Ko Un (1933), Alexandra Ripley (1934), Leon Forrest (1937), Stephen Hawking (1942), Terry Brooks (1944), and Don Bendell (1947);

 

9 -- Thomas Warton (1728), Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom (1790), Gilbert Abbott à Beckett (1811), Thomas William Robertson (1829), Félix-Gabriel Marchand (1832), Anton Askerc (1856), Lizette Woodworth Reese (1856), Henry B. Fuller (1857), Hayyim Nahman Bialik (1873), Hans Bethge (1876), Giovanni Papini (1881), Lascelles Abercrombie (1881), Karel Capek (1890), Kurt Tucholsky (1890), August Gailit (1891), Richard Halliburton (1900), Simone de Beauvoir (1908), Stafford WIlliam Somerfield (1911), Richard Milhous Nixon (1913), Herbert Huncke (1915), William Meredith (1919), Lister Sinclair (1921), Abdelhamid Benhadugah (1925), Judith Krantz (1928), Heiner Muller (1929), Brian Friel (1929), Algi(rda)s (Jonas) Budrys (1931), Sonia Garmers (1933), Wilbur Smith (1933), Anne Rivers Siddons (1936), K. Schlesinger (1937), Robert Drewe (1943), Morris Gleitzman (1953), Michiko Kakutani (1955), Oliver Goldstick (1961), Hal Niedzviecki (1971);

 

10-- Carolus Linnaeus (1778), Annette von Droste-Hülshoff (1797), Aubrey de Vere (1814), John Acton (1834), Peter J. Blok (1855), Enrica Freiin von Handel-Manzetti (1871), Aleksei Tolstoi (1883), Robinson Jeffers (1887), Dumas Malone (1892), Ingeborg Drewitz (1923), Philip Levine (1928), Peter Barnes (1931), Stephen Ambrose (1936), Jared Carter (1939), David Horowitz (1939), William Levy (1939), George Alec Effinger (1947), Antonio Muñoz Molina (1956), Fran Walsh (1959);

 

11-- Joseph Gwilt (1784), Bayard Taylor (1825), William James (1842), Gustav Falke (1853), Marie Bashkirtseff (1860), John Callan O'Laughlin (1873), Antonio Beltramelli (1879), Oswald de Andrade (1890), Hans Rudolf Krik (1898), Alan Patton (1903), Ellery Queen co-author Manifred B. Lee (Manford Emanuel Lepofsky) (1905), Mohammed Abed Elhai (19O1), Bille Brown (1952), and Jasper Fforde (1961);

 

12-- Andreas Alicatus (1492), Peter Scriverius (1576), Charles Perrault (1628), Edmund Burke (1729), Jacob M. R. Lenz (1751), Francois Coppee (1842), Marika Stiernstedt (1875), Jack London (1876), Ferenc Molnar (1878), Ben Seijes (1908), Martin Agronsky (1915), Paul Jarrico (1915), Tadeusz Żychiewicz (1922), Leopold Ahsen (1927), Jennifer P. Johnston (1930), Alain Teister (1932), Helmut Eisendle (1939), Jacobus M. "Jacques" Hamelink (1939), William Nicholson (1948), Haruki Murakami (1949), Rush Limbaugh (1951), Walter Mosley (1952), Rockne S. O'Bannon (1955), Joe Quesada (1962), François Girard (1963), Heather Mills (1968);

 

13-- Matteo Palmieri (1406), Mark Alexander Boyd (1562), Richard Hurd (1720), Friedrich Müller (1749), Eduard von Bauernfeld (1802), Victor de Laprade (1812), Horatio Alger Jr. (1832), Karl Bleibtreu (1859), Kostis Palamas (1859), Johannes Elsensohn (1884), Clarke Ashton Smith (1893), Anton Betzner (1895), Kai Munk (1898), A. B. Guthrie (1901), Mieczysław Żywczyński (1901), Ted Willis (1918), Dachine Rainer (1921), Amanda Cross (Carolyn Heilbrun) (1926), Pamela M. Cunnington (1926), Michael Bond (1926), Edmund White (1940), Joy Chant (Eileen Joyce Chant Rutter) (1945), Jay McInerney (1955), Titus M. Mafolo (1955), Lorrie Moore (1957), Shonda Rhimes (1970);

 

14-- Isaac da Costa (1798), Harmen S. Sytstra (1817), Zacharias Topelius (1818), Vladimir Stasov (1824), Pierre Loti (1850), J. F. Archibald (1856), Wilhelm von Polenz (1861), Catharina A. M. de Savornin Lohman (1868), Thornton Waldo Burgess (1874), Albert Schweitzer (1875), Victor Segalen (1878). Hendrik W. van Loon (1882), Hugh Lofting (1886), George Richard Samways (1895), John Dos Passos (1896), Carlos Romulo (1899), F. C. Terborgh (Reijnier Flaes) (1902), Emily Hahn (1904), Anatoly Rybakov (1911), Tillie Olson (1913), Dudley Randall (1914), Andre Frossard (1915), John Oliver Killens (1916), Yukio Mishima (1925), Nina Totenberg (1944), Lawrence Kasdan (1949), Maureen Dowd (1952), Steven Soderbergh (1964);

 

15-- Molière (Jean-Baptiste Poquelin) (1622), Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon (1674), John Aikin (1747), Willem de Clerq (1795), Alexandr Griboyedov (1795), Thomas Crofton Croker (1798), Marjory Fleming (1803), Peter Christen Asbjrnsen (1812), Mikhail Saltykov (1826), Mihail Eminesco (Eminovici) (1850), Adolph Goldschmidt (1863), Arsen Kotsoyev (1872), Max Adler (Austrian) (1873), Mazo de la Roche (1879), Huang Yuanyong (1885), Xu Zhimo (1897), Goodman Ace (1899), Mikki Doyle (1916), Ivor Cutler (1923), Martin Luther King Jr. (1929), Thomas Hoving (1931), Ernest Gaines (1933), Robert Silverberg (1935), Jose Dalisay Jr. (1954);

 

16-- Dorthe Engelbrechtsdatter (1634), Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon (1675), Richard Savage (1697), Conte Vittorio Alfieri (1749), Frank Bacon (1864), Robert W. Service (1876), Henry DeWitt"Harry"Carey II (1878), Robert Garbe (1878), Osip Brik (1888), Nat Schachner (1895), Ruth Rose (1896), Carlos Pellicer (1897), Laura Riding (1901), Clement Greenberg (1906), Franz Tumler (1912), Alexander Knox (1907). Stirling Silliphant (1918), Nel Benschop (1918), Anthony Hecht (1923), William Kennedy (1928), Norman Podhoretz (1930), Vladimir Skutina (1931), Susan Sontag (1933), Jô Soares (1938), Magdalen Nabb (1947), Brian Castro (1950), Roberta Baskin (1952), Ivan Safronov (1956), Garth Ennis (1970);

 

17-- Leonhard Fuchs (1501), Pedro Calderón de la Barca (1600), Gerard van Loon (1683), Archibald Bower (1686), Benjamin Franklin (1706), James Hall (1761), Charles Brockden Brown (1771), Ellen Wood (1814), Anne Brontë (1820), Antanas Baranauskas (1835), Tomas Carrasquilla (1858), Florencio Sánchez (1875), Olga Fastrova (1876), May Gibbs (1877), Compton Mackenzie (1883), E. Ball-Hennings (1885), Ronald Firbank (1886), and Nevil Shute (1899), Robert Maynard Hutchins (1899), Jyoti Prasad Agarwala (1903), Robert Cormier (1925), Richard Michael Hills (1926), John Bellairs (1938), Oswald Mbuyiseni Mtshali (1940), Ita Buttrose (1942), Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (1954), Ann Nocenti (1957), Brian Helgeland (1961), Sebastian Junger (1962), Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer (1968), Lukas Moodysson (1968), Leigh Whannell (1977);

 

18-- Antoine Houdar de la Motte (1672), Charles de Montesquieu (1689), Constantin von Tischendorf (1815), Louis van Haecke (1829), Jan van Droogenbroeck (1835), Austin Dobson (1840), Ioan Slavici (1848), Rubén Darío (1861), Paul Leautaud (Maurice Boissard)(1872), A. A. Milne (1882), Arthur Ransome (1884), Hans H. Holm (1896), C. M. Eddy Jr. (1896), Jacob Bronowsky (1908), William Sansom (1912), Arno Schmidt (1914), Robert Anton Wilson (1932), Jon Stallworthy (1935), Raymond Briggs (1935), Steven Moffat (1961), Dave Attell (1965), Seamus O'Regan (1972);

 

19-- Mohammed (570), Noel Alexandre (1639), Jacques Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre (1737), Isaiah Thomas (1749), Michel Bibaud (1782), Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom (1790), Auguste Comte (1798), Edgar Allan Poe (1809), Eugene Brieux (1858), Alice Eastwood (1859), Gustav Meyrink (1868), Hans E. Blaich (1873), Marie Koenen (1879), Boris Savinkov (1879), Alexander Woollcott (1887), Heinrich Schmist-Barrien (1902), Phyllis Flowerdew (1913), Rex Ingamells (1913), John H. Johnson (1918), Patricia Highsmith (1921), Nina [Mary] Bawden (1925), Libera Carlier (1926), J. D. Salinger (1929), Robert MacNeil (1931), George Macbeth (1932), Julian Barnes (1946), Ann Compton (1947), Martin Bashir (1963), Edwidge Danticat (1969);

 

20-- Susanna van Baerle (1622), Michiel de Swaen (1654), Giovanni Vincenzo Gravina (1664), Jean-Jacques Barthélemy (1716), Eugène Sue (1804), Nathaniel Willis (1806), Richard Le Gallienne (1866), Johannes V Jensen (1873), Henry Bernstein (1876), A[braham P.] Merritt (1884), Kaj Birket-Smith (1893), George Burns (Nathan Birnbaum)(1896), Elmer R. Diktonius (1896), Sybil Marion Rosenfeld (1903), Theodore Brameld (1904), Abram Hill (1910), Joy Adamson (1910), C. W. Ceram (Kurt Wilhelm Marek) (1915), Thorleif Schjelderup (1920), Bernt Engelmann (1921), Ernesto Cardenal (1925), Eugen Gomringer (1925), Jamiluddin Aali (1926), Qurratulain Hyder (1926), Nancy Kress (1948), Edward Hirsch (1950), Bill Maher (1956), Kazushige Nojima (1964);

 

21-- John I Pontanus (1571), Isaac Hawkins Browne (1705), Tsjalling Hiddes Halbertsma (1792), John Gelinde van Blom (1796), Eliza Roxcy Snow (1804), Imre Madách (1825), Ludwig Thoma (1867), Joaquín Álvarez Quintero (1873), Egon Friedell (1878), Olav Aukrust (1883), Richard P. Blackmur (1904), John Putz (1906), Donald Cuthbert Coleman (1920), Judith Merril (Josephine Juliet Grossman) (1923), Mary Ellen McAnally (1939), Vincent Placoly (1946), Louis Menand (1952);

 

22-- Ibn Taymiya (1263), Francis Bacon (1561), Richard Blackmore (1654), G. E. Lessing (1729), Lord Byron (1788), Ludger Duvernay (1799), Hermann von Lingg (1820), Samuel Muller Fzn (1848), August Strindberg (1849), Maurice Henry Hewlett (1861), Helen Hoyt (1887), Ben van Eysselsteijn (1898), Guido Kisch (1899), Arkady Gaidar (1904), Robert E. Howard (1906), Carl F. H. Henry (1913), Harilal Upadhyay (1916), Herwig Hensen (Flor Mielants) (1917), Piet Van Lishout (1920), Howard Moss (1922), Tom Blackburn (1926), Joseph Wambaugh (1937), Michael Cristofer (1945), Francis Wheen (1957), Subhash Ram Prajapati (1980);

 

23-- John Barclay (1582), Friedrich von Matthison (1761), Christian A. Vulpius (1762), Stendhal (Marie-Henri Beyle) (1783), Herbert David Croly (1869), Oton Zupancic (1878), Freda Utley (1898), Joseph Nathan Kane (1899), Hubert Nicholson (1908), Pak Saleman Siswowitono (1908), Ernie Kovacs (1919), Erbet Pawel (1920), Walter M. Miller Jr. (1923), Derek Walcott (1930), Pierre Bourgault (1934), Jerry Kramer (1936), Lou Schuler (1957);

 

24-- Charles Sackville (1638), John Vanbrugh (1664), William Congreve (1670), Frances Brooke (1724), Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais (1732), Wybo Fijnje (1750), Antony C.W. Staring (1767), Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann (1776), Karl von Holtei (1798), Alexandre Dumas (1802), Charles Egbert Craddock (Mary Noailles Murfree) (1850), Edith Wharton (1862), Ethel Turner (1872), Albin Zollinger (1895), Eugen Roth (1895), C[atherine] L[ucille] Moore (1911), Nora Beloff (1919), Stanisław Grochowiak (1934), David Gerrold (Jerrold David Friedman), (1944), John Harrison (1946), Benjamin Urrutia (1950), Vince Russo (1961);

 

25-- Robert Boyle (1627), Robert Burns (1759), Arne Garborg (1851), Julije Kempf (1864), W. Somerset Maugham (1874), Emil Ludwig (1881), Virginia Woolf (1882), Kitahara Hakushū (1885), Diego Valeri (1887), Yojiro Ishizaka (1900), Gerard P. M. Knuvelder (1902), Frans Goedhart (1904), Edwin Newman (1919), Russell Reading Braddon (1921), Jules P. de Palm (1922), Raymond Baxter (1922), Eva Zeller (1923), Tanya Savicheva (1930), Paavo J. Haavikko (1931), Kathleen Tynan Halton (1937), Silvio Blatter (1946), John Cooper Clarke (1949), Gloria Naylor (1950), Timothy White (1952), Mark Bamford (1967), Geoff Johns (1973);

 

26-- Florent Chrestien (1541), Ugo Foscolo (1778), Achim Arnim (1781), Mary Mapes Dodge (1831), Samuel Hopkins Adams (1871), Ilya G. Ehrenburg (1891), Menno ter Braak (1902), Kaye Webb (1914), Philip José Farmer (1918), John Logan Gorlay (1920), Michael Bentine (1922), Jules Feiffer (1929), Ronald Allison (1932), Gene Siskel (1946), Shannon Hale (1974);

 

27-- Samuel Foote (1720), Johann A. Cramer (1723), Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) (1832), Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (1836), Rafael Obligado (1851), Neel (Cornelia H.) Doff (1858), Giuseppe Prezzolini (1882), Ilja Ehrenburg (1891), Lawrence Durrell (1912), Fritz Spiegl (1926), Nancy Dickerson (1927), Gastón Suárez (1929), John Hopkins (1931), Mordecai Richler (1931), D. M. Thomas (1935), Ismail Kadare (1936), Ethan Mordden (1949), Alexander Stuart (1955), Frank Miller (1957), James Grippando (1958), Patton Oswalt (1969);

 

28-- John Barclay (1582), Johann Elias Schlegel (1719), António Feliciano de Castilho (1800), Henry Stanley (1841), Jose Martí y Perez (1853), Colette (Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette) (1873), Marthe Bibesco (1886), Camille Melloy (1891), Valentin Katayev (1897), Wies Moens (1898), Hermann Kesten (1900), Allan Walker (1906), Hans (Hendrik A.J.) Tiemeijer (1908), Verda Bryant (1910), Susan Sontag (1933), David John Lodge (1935), Manuel dos Santos Lima (1935), Alan Alda (1936), Rick Warren (1954), Robert von Dassanowsky (1960), Mo Rocca (1969), David Zingler (1975);

 

29-- Johann Georg Graevius (1632), Hubert K. Poot (1689), Thomas Paine (1737), J. G. Seume (1763), Vasili A. Zjukovski (1783), Henry Neele (1798), Ion Luca Caragiale (1852), Anton Chekhov (1860), Romain Rolland (1866), Vicente Blasco Ibáñez (1867), Muna Lee (1895), Karl Bjarnhof (1898), Willem F. K. Hussem (1900), Jacob "Jaap" Balk (1912), Daniel Taradash (1913), Peter von Zahn (1913), Frederic Ramsey Jr. (1915), Halfdan Rasmussen (1915), Barbara Skelton (1916), Norman F. Simpson (1919), Paddy Chayevsky (1923), John Junkin (1930), Hans Plomp (1944), Grazyna Miller (1957);

 

30-- Walter Savage Landor (1775), Adelbert von Chamisso (1781), Alfred Townsend George (1841), Gelett Burgess (1866), Anton Hansen Tammsaare (1878), Jaishankar Prasad (1899), H E Nossak (1901), Saul (David) Alinsky (1909), Barbara Tuchman (1912), Jarl Andre Bjerke (Bernhard Borge) (1918), Nikolay Glazkov (1919), Margaret Beda Nicholson (1924), Lloyd Alexander (1924), Andrew Salkey (1928), Shirley Hazzard (1931), Allan W. Eckert (1931), Richard Brautigan (1935), Gregory Benford (1941), Michael Dorris (1945), Les Barker (1947), Judith Tarr (1955);

 

31-- Antony Winkler Prins (1817), Emil Strauss (1866), Zane Grey (Pearl Zane Gray)(1872), Freya Stark (1893), Marie Luise Kaschnitz (1901), John O'Hara (1905), Thomas Merton (1915), Norman Mailer (1923), Kenzaburo Oe (1935), Ajip Rosidi (1938), Anton Korteweg (1944), Grant Morrison (1960).