On Festivals, Surrency Death, Audiobooks, and All That (WS
THE WRITE STUFF
Writing News for the Sunshine State
& the Solar System
Editor: Howard Denson
In this issue:
Florida Heritage Book Festival offers readings, critiques,
workshops; speakers include novelists, freelancers, editors,
poets, agents, and publishers
The Writers’ Festival rides again in mid-October
WF’s Jack Surrency dies after strokes
Sugar Time: From Audiobook to Print – Joy V. Smith
Steve Berry named Honorary Chair of 2016 Amelia Island Book
Festival for Feb. 18–20
FitzGerald book on TV’s American Indians a top seller in academia
FWA news from Vic DiGenti
BookMark to hear Deanna Raybourn talk about new mystery series on
Clay Writers to hear researcher talk about finding Magnolia Lake
2nd annual Amelia Island Storytelling Slam Sept. 25
Stuff from a Writer’s Quill — Clarice Lispector
Stuff from hither and yon
Findings of a Forensic Grammarian – Howard Denson
Writers Born This Month
Keep up with the NFW on our Facebook page
Meetings of NFW and Other Groups
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FLORIDA HERITAGE BOOK FESTIVAL OFFERS READINGS, CRITIQUES, WORKSHOPS; SPEAKERS INCLUDE NOVELISTS, FREELANCERS, EDITORS, POETS,
AGENTS, AND PUBLISHERS
St. Augustine and Flagler College will host the Florida Heritage
Book Festival Sept. 24-25. The event will feature critiques,
readings, and workshops, with the speakers being novelists, poets,
memoirists, freelancers, editors, publishers, and agents.
To register for the entire event or specific areas, go to
Critique Sessions will be held Thursday, Sept. 24 from 8 a.m. to 4
p.m. and will help aspiring writers determine how good they are,
and if they are on the right track. These workshops offer a day of
inspiration, motivation and positive feedback from faculty members
and fellow students in an intimate setting. Small groups of no
more than 12 writers (select Fiction or Nonfiction) will come
together to critique each other’s ten-page submissions. Workshop
critiques for each individual will last about 30 minutes, and
workshop leaders will provide a written one-page critique to each
One critique leader will be Elizabeth Sims, who is the author of
eight successful novels in two series, the Rita Farmer Mysteries
and the Lambda Award-winning Lillian Byrd Crime Novels. She has
been published by a major house (Macmillan) as well as several
small presses. Elizabeth writes frequently for Writer’s Digest
magazine, where she is a contributing editor. Her book “You’ve Got
a Book in You: A Stress-Free Guide to Writing the Book of Your
Dreams” (Writer’s Digest Books) received special recognition by
NaNoWriMo and by hundreds of other web sites and bloggers. Her
books have reached #1 on a variety of Amazon fiction and
nonfiction bestseller lists. She holds degrees in English from
Michigan State University and Wayne State University, where she
won the Tompkins Award for graduate fiction. She belongs to
several literary societies as well as American Mensa, and is
represented by the Donald Maass Literary Agency.
The other critique leader will be Sohrab Homi Fracis, who
won the Iowa Short Fiction Award, juried by the legendary Iowa
Writers Workshop, for “Ticket to Minto: Stories of India and
America” (University of Iowa Press). It was re-published in India
and translated into German. He was awarded the Florida Individual
Artist Fellowship in Literature/Fiction and the Walter E. Dakin
Fellowship in Fiction. He was Visiting Writer in Residence at
Augsburg College, and an artist in residence at Escape to Create
The Friday, Sept. 25 workshops will be dedicated to the working
writer committed to improving his or her craft through
face-to-face guidance by writing professionals. The writer may be
a veteran or an emerging talent looking for that spark of
inspiration and feedback on his or her writing. Each time slot
will offer two sessions.
Friday, Sept. 24--7:30-8:45 Registration & Coffee
9:00-10:00 Elizabeth Sims and Mark Powell
“Fearless Writing” with Elizabeth Sims
Writers commonly think they have to suffer through much fear and
doubt in order to produce anything good. Elizabeth’s
experience—and thus her message—is the opposite: Writing is easy
and fun, provided we get out of our own way and let our natural
talent and creativity take over. In this energizing session,
she’ll help you find the heart of your book and convey your story
zestfully and truly. You’ll learn how to work out a plan and start
writing immediately, fact or fiction. Writers with books in
progress will find gold here too, because Elizabeth will provide
tools every writer can use at any stage of a project. You’ll learn
how to cut through angst and over complication with a better way
to brainstorm; you’ll learn how to power through a first draft;
you’ll learn why tangents can be the keys to fresh, great
material; and more. Spare yourself untold writing hassle and join
Elizabeth for this dynamic session.
“The Heart of the Matter: Finding the Emotional Center in Fiction”
with Mark Powell
What has resonance in fiction and how do we create it in our own
work? This presentation will draw on a number of published
examples to examine what is the emotional core of a work, and how
do we “work outwards” from the core of our own.
Mark Powell is the author of five novels: Blood Kin, which
received the Peter Taylor Prize, Prodigals, both published by the
University of Tennessee Press, The Dark Corner, and The House of
the Lord. His most recent novel, The Sheltering, is a literary
thriller. Powell will also discuss his most recent novel during
the Book Festival on Saturday, Sept. 26.
10:15-11:15 Joan Leggitt, Darlyn Finch Kuhn, and Jane R.
“The Twisted Road to Publication with Publisher Joan Leggitt and
Author Darlyn Finch Kuhn”
From her mother all the way back to her great-grandfather, Joan
Leggitt’s family has been publishers. Now she’s honored that
lineage by founding Twisted Road Publications, a literary press
focusing on marginalized voices with works that include Darlyn
Finch Kuhn’s Sewing Holes. The author will read from her novel,
and she and the publisher will share stories of the long and
winding road to publication – a mix of persistent dreaming,
cautionary tales, and a belief in the power of community.
Darlyn Finch Kuhn is that rare animal – a Florida native. In
addition to her two poetry collections (Red Wax Rose and Three
Houses) Kuhn’s work has appeared in literary journals, newspapers,
magazines and online. Her poems have been featured on Poetic Logic
on the local NPR affiliate, and been read by Garrison Keillor on
the Writers Almanac. She was interviewed on World Radio Paris.
Kuhn is the eponymous “Scribbler,” of the Scribbles literary
e-newsletter. She produces book trailer videos with her husband at
Brad Kuhn & Associates in Orlando, Florida. Her debut novel,
Sewing Holes, is available now from Twisted Road Publications,
amazon.com, and wherever books are sold.
Joan Leggitt has been a graphic artist, book distributor,
freelance editor, and, at last, a (4th generation) publisher. She
founded Twisted Road Publications in January 2013 with the mission
of moving marginalized voices into the mainstream. Its primary
focus is literary fiction, but they also publish creative
non-fiction. For more information about the press and its authors,
please visit the website at www.twistedroadpublications.com.
Schools: A Niche Market for Authors with Jane R. Wood
Authors want to know how they can get their books into schools.
Award-winning author and former teacher Jane R. Wood shares the
many strategies she has used for more than ten years to
successfully market and sell her books to schools. Wood shows how
both teachers and students can benefit from a meaningful
connection with a published author.
If you need additional information:
Authors will learn how to:
• Contact schools
• Develop a relationship with educators
• Create educational resources for your book
• Develop dynamic presentations for an author visit
• Provide positive reinforcement to the schools’ curricula
Jane R. Wood, author of five award-winning juvenile fiction books,
weaves history into stories filled with mystery, adventure, and
humor. She uses her experiences as a former classroom teacher,
newspaper reporter, and television producer to write, publish, and
market her books. Wood has spoken to hundreds of schools across
the country, tapping into that unique and lucrative market.
12:00-1:15 Luncheon Keynote address by Robert Macomber
Luncheon Keynote address “Getting Into Character: Personal Tales
of Research and Adventures” by Robert Macomber
From eye-opening discoveries to humorous calamities, Macomber will
entertain you with his lighthearted tales of researching and
writing novels. Gain insight into the extensive efforts to
illuminate significant events of world history which lie within
his maritime thrillers.
Macomber is an award-winning author, an internationally recognized
lecturer, a former defense consultant, and an accomplished seaman.
He has won the top regional, state, and national literary awards
in his genre: historical literary fiction. His twelfth novel in
the “Honor Series,” The Assassin’s Honor, has a release date in
October 2015. Mr. Macomber grew up on the waters along the
southwest coast of Florida. By age seventeen, he was an offshore
racing skipper and raced for the next thirty-two years in Florida,
the Bahamas, and Mexico. When not traveling the world on research
treks, lecture tours, or book signings, he lives a quiet life at
his cottage in St. James, Pine Island, on the same coast where he
grew up. When not writing, he enjoys sailing among the more remote
islands and cooking the exotic cuisines from his novels.
Macomber will also discuss his most recent novel during the Book
Festival on Saturday, Sept. 26.
1:30-2:30 Jeff Herman and Deborah Herman, Literary Agents and
Harrison Scott Key
Jeff Herman and Deborah Herman, Literary Agents
Jeff Herman opened his literary agency in the mid-1980s while in
his mid-20s. He has made nearly one-thousand book deals, including
many bestsellers. His own books include Jeff Herman’s Guide to
Publishers, Editors & Literary Agents (more than 500,000
copies sold), and Write the Perfect Book Proposal (coauthored with
Deborah Herman). He has presented hundreds of workshops about
writing and publishing, and has been interviewed for dozens of
publications and programs.
“How to Tell Your Family’s Darkest Secrets (and Still Get Invited
to Thanksgiving)” with Harrison Scott Key
In this workshop, memoirist and humorist Harrison Scott Key speaks
about his own experience writing about delicate matters without
alienating too many family members or causing them to get
Attendees will find out a few helpful methods for telling their
own family history without causing World War III.
Harrison Scott Key is the author of WORLD’S LARGEST MAN: A MEMOIR
(HarperCollins) and a contributing editor for the Oxford American
magazine. His humor and nonfiction have appeared in the New York
Times, Outside, The Best American Travel Writing, Image, Creative
Nonfiction, Reader’s Digest, Salon, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency,
and others. He teaches writing at the Savannah College of Art and
Design (SCAD) in Savannah, Georgia, where he lives with his wife
and three children. Find him on Twitter (@HarrisonKey) or at
2:45- 3:45 Phoebe Fox “The Three Essential Building Blocks of a
Novel” and Bob Shacochis (“Notes on the Nature and Function of
Time in the New Millennium”)
“The Three Essential Building Blocks of a Novel” with Phoebe Fox
This presentation explores the three “tent poles” of story that a
successful, compelling, marketable tale rests on: character,
stakes, and plot. Along with clear explanations of each, Phoebe
Fox shows writers how to ensure that these essential elements are
developed and strong in your manuscript, and offers techniques,
tips, and “tricks” for honing each. She’ll also discuss the
process of writing as it involves rewriting—a crucial and often
downplayed step in polishing and honing a story. Through clear
explanation and firsthand examples, she’ll demonstrate her own
process from first draft to published novel.
Phoebe Fox is the author of The Breakup Doctor and Bedside
Manners, part of the Breakup Doctor series (from Henery Press).
Heart Conditions, book three of the series, will be released
February 2016. You can find her at http://www.phoebefoxauthor.com.
Notes on the Nature and Function of Time in the New Millennium
with Bob Shacochis
Reflections on the conventions and transformations of time in the
21st century, and how one’s use of time in a narrative shapes and
alters a writer’s voice and a story’s structure.
Bob Shacochis’s first collection of stories, Easy in the Islands,
won the National Book Award for First Fiction, and his second
collection, The Next New World, was awarded the Prix de Rome from
the Academy of Arts and Letters. He is also the author of the
novel Swimming in the Volcano, a finalist for the National Book
Award, and The Immaculate Invasion, a work of literary reportage
that was a finalist for The New Yorker Literary Award for Best
Nonfiction Book of the Year. His most recent book The Woman Who
Lost Her Soul received the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Fiction
and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. The Association of
Writers and Writing (AWP) awarded Shacochis the George Garrett
Award for Service to the Literary Community. Shacochis is a
contributing editor for Outside, and his op-eds on the U.S.
military, Haiti, and Florida politics have appeared in The New
York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal.
4:00-4:30 Meet the Speakers: Signing & Book Sales (Hermans,
Key, Fox, & Shacochis)
THE WRITERS’ FESTIVAL RIDES AGAIN IN MID-OCTOBER
A movie sequel title might proclaim what the headline says, but
“Son/Daughter of the Writers’ Festival” may be more accurate.
Formerly, the college sponsored the Florida First Coast Writers’
Festival, which lasted about 23 years before hitting a budgetary
The Festival has come back as a mini-conference, called FSCJ’s
Writers’ Festival and College Birthday Celebration. One big
difference between the mini-Festival and its predecessor is that
the mini-WF is absolutely FREE and open to the public.
The festival will be Oct. 15–16 in the Wilson Center of
South Campus (11901 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32246).
Thursday evening will celebrate the past, present and future
of the college and of writing. The keynote address will be given
by Robert Gentry, the author of “The College Tells Its Story,” a
critically acclaimed oral history he compiled to celebrate the
college’s 25th anniversary.
About 25 featured presenters on Friday are all published authors
from a variety of genres, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry,
memoir, screenwriting, biography, academic writing and publishing,
humor, and more.
The featured presenter will be Laura Smith, author of “Heart of
The mini-Festival will offer intimate workshop venues.
Festival activities include opening reception and keynote address,
workshops, poetry readings with an open mic, panel discussions,
musical entertainment and birthday celebration.
Authors are available both days for book sales, signings and
The writing and educational community in Florida was saddened to
learn about the death of Jack Surrency, who had retired from
Florida State College at Jacksonville. He died after a series of
strokes last week.
His funeral will be at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (4129
Oxford Avenue, Jacksonville 32210) at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 4.
Surrency worked with Kevin Bezner, Mary Sue Koeppel, and
others to create the State Street Writers and Poets Festival,
which was held for the first two years on the Downtown Campus. In
the third year, the festival moved to Kent Campus, where it
renamed itself the Florida First Coast Writers’ Festival.
Surrency also was the driving force behind the founding of the
Florida Community Colleges Conference on Communication (FCCCC),
which was held for several years in Jacksonville before rotating
to other state colleges in the state.
After stepping down as an assistant dean in charge of
communication at the college, he taught composition and humanities
at Kent Campus.
SUGAR TIME: FROM AUDIOBOOK TO PRINT
By JOY V. SMITH
Audiobooks are more popular now than years ago--and easier to
create, with more markets; Amazon even has its own imprint:
Audible. Btw, I use the audiobook spelling because
some years ago there was an audiobook magazine, and that’s how
they spelled it.
My first audiobook (1997) was actually an anthology, but my story,
“Pretty Pink Planet,” was the cover art--and I still have the tee
shirt. However, the title was too generic: Audio Science
Fiction Stories, and he needed to work on the marketing
also. (I did nag him about that.) But I was paid up
front for my stories--he used three of them--and though he
optioned others of my stories; there was never a second audiobook.
I always keep my eyes open for publishing opportunities; and I
don’t remember where I found the first audiobook market or the
second because I browse listings all over the map, including
Ralan’s. So, when I came across Hadrosaur Productions, I
offered the editor, David Lee Summers, at least four
stories. He needed stories of a specific length though, and
we went on from there. I sent him three possibilities, as I
recall, and he chose my Sugar Time series, which was released in
I got a script, which I have somewhere, and a test cassette, which
I had to approve also. And now Sugar Time is coming out in
print and as an ebook. (Thank you, David!) I haven’t
submitted any other stories to audiobook producers, but I plan to
submit more of my published stories one of these days. (I’ve
been working on my novels.) “Pretty Pink Planet” is in one
of my reprint collections: Aliens, Animals, and Adventure, as is
“Pilot’s Course,” also from my first audiobook.
For more information about Joy V. Smith, click on the following
STEVE BERRY NAMED HONORARY CHAIR OF 2016 AMELIA ISLAND BOOK FESTIVAL FOR FEB. 18 – 20
With a new format and new venues, there are exciting changes in
store for attendees at the upcoming 15th Annual Amelia Island Book
Festival, biggest of which is Steve Berry as honorary festival
chairman. With more than 15 international best sellers, Berry’s
books have been translated into 40 languages with 19 million
copies in 51 countries. They consistently appear in the top
echelon of The New York Times, USA Today, and Indie bestseller
“I’ve been coming to Amelia Island and its many book
festivals for a long time. This year I’m honored to serve in an
advisory role and work with the board to make this the best event
in the history of the festival,” said Berry.
Berry is no stranger to Nassau County. In 2005, he
was awarded the Stellar Award for his outstanding contributions to
literacy by the Amelia Island Book Festival.
History lies at the heart of every Steve Berry novel. It’s
his passion, one he shares with his wife, Elizabeth, which led
them to create History Matters, a foundation dedicated to historic
preservation. Berry will appear in Nassau County at several
events throughout the three-day Festival slated for Thursday, Feb.
18, through Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, along with several other New
York Times best-selling headliners.
“His guidance in crafting our offerings and helping to
entice other well-known authors to appear at our Festival has been
invaluable,” said 2015-2016 Festival Chairperson Raffaela Marie
Fenn. “He and Elizabeth have graciously offered to run their
Master Writers Workshop to help us raise money for our literacy
program, Authors in Schools. Replacing our usual Writers’ Workshop
this year, the intense four-hour offering has been a huge boon to
other communities. We are so very grateful for their
With this year’s captivating theme, An Amelia Island
Encounter—Action, Thrills and Mystery, the Festival takes on an
exciting new format. Residents and visitors alike will have plenty
of new attractions and new venues to revel in.
All proceeds from ticketed events go to support the Authors
in Schools program, which for more than 11 years has been bringing
an author to each school in the county, and buying those authors’
books for the students to create a memorable, engaging,
full-circle experience highlighting the importance of the written
“We invite everyone to be a part of this endeavor, to
support the Authors in Schools Program, as well as all the
opportunities for the entire community and our visitors to
celebrate life-long learning through books,” says 2015-2016
Festival Vice Chair Shiela Fountain. Mark your calendars,
check out our website and stay tuned for more exciting news and
For more information, contact the Amelia Island Book Festival at
P.O. Box 15286, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035; or call 904.624.1665;
or email them at email@example.com. Their website
FITZGERALD BOOK ON TV’S AMERICAN INDIANS A TOP SELLER IN ACADEMIA
Communications instructor Michael Ray FitzGerald’s 2014 book,
Native Americans on Network TV, is the top seller in Rowman &
Littlefield’s Film and History line, according to series editor,
Rowman & Littlefield is a highly respected publisher based in
Lanham, MD. Miller teaches anthropology at Emerson College in
“[FitzGerald’s book] represents the type of scholarship and
critical thinking I hope to encourage in all our authors,” she
says. “It’s sharp, incisive and revealing and shines a light on an
often-overlooked corner of our cultural consumption.”
Native Americans on Network TV is the only book of its kind: an
exhaustive study of American Indian characters on U.S. television
series, from The Lone Ranger to Longmire.
A glowing review in Choice, a trade magazine aimed at
library-acquisitions buyers, led to its purchase by more than 200
libraries worldwide (for a listing, see
UCLA professor Angela Aleiss, author of Making the White Man’s
Indian, calls FitzGerald’s book “strongly researched and
documented,” adding that FitzGerald is one of the foremost experts
on the subject of Native representations in television.
FitzGerald, who holds a doctoral degree from University of Reading
in England, teaches media studies at University of North Florida
and at Flagler College in St. Augustine.
Victor DiGenti, head of the Northeast Florida district of the
Florida Writers Association, says there’s more rainy weather
ahead, but there’s also an amazing number of writerly events
coming in September. He invites writers to learn details of
FWA and other writer group meetings, conferences and much more.
Says he: “Read it while it’s hot news by clicking here.”
BOOKMARK to hear Deanna Raybourn talk about new mystery series
on Sept. 2
The BookMark will open its September slate of author visits
by welcoming New York Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn on
Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 7 p.m. She will talk about and sign copies
of her new mystery "A Curious Beginning: A Veronica Speedwell
This is the beginning of a new series, with an unorthodox heroine.
In 1887 England, Veronica Speedwell's life of romantic adventure
as an explorer and naturalist is interrupted when she finds
herself embroiled in intrigue. After her home is ransacked, she
receives a visit from the mysterious Baron von Stauffenbach,
warning her of additional danger.
She accepts his offer of sanctuary in London, but, when the Baron
is found murdered, Veronica is left with her host's associate, an
ill-tempered naturalist named Stoker. Together, they must evade
unknown assailants while unraveling the mystery of the threat
against Veronica…a threat tied to her true parentage.
Deanna Raybourn is the author of the award-winning, New York Times
bestselling Lady Julia Grey mysteries and several standalone
novels. She lives in Virginia with her family.
The BookMark is located at 220 First St., Neptune Beach, Fla.
For more information: Contact owner Ms. Rona Brinlee at
904.241.9026 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CLAY WRITERS TO HEAR RESEARCHER TALK ABOUT FINDING MAGNOLIA
LAKE STATE PARK
The Clay Writers Assn. will hear Robert Dews speak on “Finding
Magnolia Lake State Park” at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, in the
Meeting Room of the Orange Park Public Library (2054 Plainfield
Ave., off Kingsley Avenue and behind the Dairy Queen).
An Environmental Crimes Detective, he has worked with the Clay
County Sheriff's Office for the past 21 years. He enjoys running,
mountain biking, backpacking, kayaking, camping, and flying, as
well as reading and learning about local history. A youth director
at church, he mentors kids and introduces them to the outdoors.
How did he get interested in Magnolia Lake? “What started out as
an idle curiosity became a passion for uncovering anything I could
in hopes of bringing some public awareness to the place.” His
presentation focuses on how he pursued his research and what he
learned about Magnolia Lake State Park, one of several parks
statewide segregated for African Americans.
Rather than wanting to write a book on the park, he wanted to
learn what he could about it. After compiling the data, he shared
it with the Clay County Archives and the Camp Blanding Museum. He
set down a path others could follow to find out about this
little-known corner of county history. He said, “I thought this
would be a great way to bring public awareness to the park and
give it the attention it deserves.” He’d like to see the state,
the County, or Camp Blanding erect a monument near the former park
providing visitors with a brief history of the facility.
Research takes work, Mr. Dawes says. “Uncovering documents and
delving into history is difficult. I enjoy discovering and
learning about the past.” Before he had children, he also used a
metal detector to look for relics from World War II, the Civil War
or the Seminole Indian War era. Whether studying old maps, reading
books, or talking to "old timers,” he says, “For me it was about
discovery and investigating; getting out into the woods and
finding evidence of places long forgotten.”
FWA Clay County Writers is sponsored by the Florida Writers Assn.
Monthly meetings (the third Wednesday) focus on the art, craft,
and business of writing.
Some meetings offer presentations by author-speakers. In hands-on
sessions, writers sharpen their skills, give and receive feedback,
and leave with practical suggestions to improve their work.
To learn more, sign into Facebook and go to “Clay County Writers”
or visit: https://floridawriters.net/.
FWA Clay County Writers is sponsored by the Florida Writers Assn.
Monthly meetings (the third Wednesday) focus on the art, craft,
and business of writing, says group leader Maureen Jung.
To learn more, visit https://floridawriters.net/ and check
out the group on Facebook at “Clay County Writers.”
2ND ANNUAL AMELIA ISLAND STORYTELLING SLAM SEPT. 25
“We’re almost sold out of tickets,” say the organizers of the
second annual Amelia Island Storytelling Slam, so act quickly to
reserve a spot.
Serving as Mistress of Ceremonies will be 2014’s storytelling
champ, Arlene Filkoff. The 2015 slate of competitors will include
Dickie Anderson, Carey Dresser, John Drew, Neil Frink and Diana
Herman. They will represent the intriguing worlds of dance,
theatre, letters, business, education and community service.
Guests cast votes for their favorites and raise funds to help
furnish the Library.
The event will be in Burns Hall of St. Peter's Church (801
Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach). There will be a cash bar and
heavy hors d'oeuvres reception sponsored by LULU's Restaurant.7
In “Those Who Write for Immortality,” H.J. Jackson, professor
emerita at the University of Toronto and distinguished scholar of
literature for the 18th Century and Romantic British era, raises
such provocative questions “Why do we (meaning students and their
teachers) read Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats
but not others?”
Writers, poets, and playwrights will find useful tools at
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