Saturday, July 31, 2010

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

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Foil- a character that contrasts second character that highlights certain qualities of that first character.




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Friday, July 30, 2010

THE SUICIDE LETTERS: Thought Provoking Lit

Dearest Michelle;
I know this may come as a shock to you, but I have come to the conclusion that I must do this in order to save you and my beautiful boys. I hope in some spiritual way you can understand why I had to do this. It was the only way I could come to grips with what I have done to you and our families. The way that things went down was a disaster and I’m sorry love. Looking back I wish I could of done things differently when I was making the decisions that I made. Many people got hurt because of the things I have done and I am forever sorry. At this point in my life I hope this satisfies the many people who lost their savings, homes, and ultimately their lively hoods. Most of all to you Michelle, you are the one that I hurt most and for that I have to take my life so that you won’t have to look at me or be with a disgusting human being. Again I am sorry but it has to be this way.

I love you always;

Jonathan

P.S. Tell the boys I will always love them.


To my beautiful kids;
I know this will come as a shock to you, but I have come to the conclusion that I must do this in order to save you from all of the healthcare bills that I may leave on you. I hope in some way you can come to forgive me for doing such a cowardly act. My health is bad and has been for a long time. For so long I have had to scrape and pinch just to buy my medication to make my illness better. At times it killed me inside to have to borrow money from you just so I could pay my mortgage. When your father died I knew I couldn’t go on anymore. However, I tried to hang on each day. It took all that I had in me just to keep pushing. When my beautiful grandkids came into the world I was happier more than ever! It was at that time I knew I couldn’t burden both of you with my ailing health and rising bills. I’m old and my health has been failing for a long time. Getting medical coverage was out of the question because your father and I came from a place where you worked hard for what you had. Handouts were never an option. At this moment I am unable to go on and continue. I know your going to wonder why I am taking my life in this way. This is the way that it has to be. In time I pray you will understand and accept it for what it is. Please, tell my grandkids that I will always love them. With that I have to go and remember I will always love both of you.

 Love you always;

Your Mother Rosa

P.S. Tell my grandkids I will always love them.


Dear Mom and Dad;
I know this will come as a shock to you, but I have come to the conclusion that I must do this in order to save you from embarrassment. If your reading this I know you have found me hanging lifeless from the ceiling. I couldn’t bear it anymore! I couldn’t take it anymore! All the bullying at school and then the fighting between you two was getting to me. In my mind I felt there was nothing that I could do to stop the kids from picking on me and of course I couldn’t stop you from fighting every night. Everything just became hard and I couldn’t bear it any longer. Feeling like I didn’t have any place to hide or no one to talk to was hurting me more and more. I also, mom and dad was keeping a secret from you that I couldn’t bring myself to tell you. Mom I know deep down inside you knew I was gay. I knew because I caught you crying in your room holding my blue baby blanket. It was at that time I knew you didn’t know how to explain it to dad. Dad you always wanted a son who was tough and played sports, and I knew you didn’t see that in me. I’m sorry I have to do this, but I feel it’s the only way I can be free. Please donate my stuffed animals to a charity of some kind. Also hug and kiss Max for me. He was my bud! I have to end and hopefully we will see one another soon.

Love;

Michael

P.S. Please take care of Max he deserves it.


Dear Mother;
I know this will come as a shock to you, (maybe not) but I have come to the conclusion that I must do this in order to give your no good of a mother a piece of my mind! Let me start by saying I’m not sorry for anything! I hate you and all that you stand for! You treated me bad, and destroyed my life with your hate for me. No wonder I turned out bad; it’s because of you! Let’s run down the list of all the things you did to me:
1. You never took care of me.
2. You sold me into prostitution from the time I was 5 years old.
3. You did drugs in front of me and sometimes made me do it with you.
4. You let me live in filth and never bothered to bathe me or properly feed me.
5. You stole from me after I left home by making me feel I had to provide for you.
There are other things but it’s no use in providing a whole list as you wouldn’t give a damn anyway! One good thing came out of this, I grew up and left home and became a successful model. However, that didn’t last as I was so emotionally damaged that I used, abused and threw it away. This is all your fault mother! All your fault! If your reading this I have ended my disgusting life-a life you created but never cared for. I hate you always.

Mad As Hell;

Simone

P.S. Thanks for nothing mother and go to hell!



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Willem de Kooning- was a Dutch American abstract expressionist artist that painted in a style that came to be referred to as Abstract expressionism or Action painting. He was also part of a group of artists that came to be known as the New York School.


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Thursday, July 29, 2010

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Common Greek Roots:
 
anthrop- human misanthrope, philanthropy, anthropomorphic
chron- time anachronism, chronic, chronicle, synchronize, chro
dem- people democracy, demography, demagogue, endemic, pand
morph- form amorphous, metamorphic, morphology
path- feeling, suffering empathy, sympathy, apathy, apathetic, psychopathic
pedo-, -ped- child, children pediatrician, pedagogue
philo-, -phil- having a strong affinity or love for philanthropy, philharmonic, philo
phon- sound polyphonic, cacophony, phonetics
 
 
 

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

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Andrew Warhola- known as Andy Warhol, was an American painter, printmaker, and filmmaker who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art.  After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol became famous worldwide for his work as a painter, avant-garde filmmaker, record producer, author, and public figure known for his membership in wildly diverse social circles that included bohemian street people, distinguished intellectuals, Hollywood celebrities and wealthy patrons.



 
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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

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Tanka- A Japanese poem of five lines, the first and third composed of five syllables and the rest of seven.



 
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Monday, July 26, 2010

Authors criticize agency's e-book deal with Amazon!

A literary agency's decision to publish e-editions of "Lolita," "Invisible Man" and other classics and sell them exclusively through Amazon.com received a mixed response from the Authors Guild, which represents thousands of published writers.

In an e-mail sent Monday to authors, the Guild defended the Wylie Agency's right to sell e-books of older works without the publisher's permission, but also criticized excluding Amazon's competitors and worried about "serious potential conflicts of interest" when an agent becomes a publisher.

"The most obvious of these (conflicts) is the possibility of self-dealing to the detriment of the agency's client, the author," the Guild's message said. "A major agency starting a publishing company is weird, no matter how you look at it."

The Wylie Agency, where clients include the estates of Saul Bellow and John Updike and such living authors as Philip Roth and Salman Rushdie, launched a publishing house called Odyssey Editions last week, featuring e-books of 20 acclaimed contemporary works, including Roth's "Portnoy's Complaint" and Updike's four "Rabbit" novels. The e-books will be available only through Amazon, an arrangement that enraged publishers and rival sellers.

"Authors should have access to all responsible vendors of e-books. Moreover, Amazon's power in the book publishing industry grows daily," the Guild says. "Few publishers have the clout to stand up to the online giant, which dominates every significant growth sector of the book industry: e-books, online new books, online used books, downloadable audio, and on-demand books."

The rapidly growing e-market has started and intensified a catalog of disputes among authors, agents, publishers and retailers.

_Many of the books published by Odyssey originally were released by Random House, Inc. Publishers, notably Random House, have claimed the rights for most books from the pre-digital era, saying such contractual phrases as "in book form" or "in any and all editions" cover e-books. Authors and agents say that the rights for those works belong to them, unless the contract specifically states otherwise.

_Authors and agents believe royalties for e-books should be 50 percent. Most publishers offer 25 percent, a prime cause for Wylie and other agents to seek other ways of releasing e-works.

"Large agencies have refused to sign e-rights deals for countless backlist books with traditional publishers, even though they and their clients, no doubt, see real benefits in having a single publisher handle the print and electronic rights to a book," the Guild said. Despite the differences, publishers have managed to add to their digital backlists.

"Random House continues to successfully reach agreements with hundreds of authors, author estates, and their agents," said Random House spokesman Stuart Applebaum. Upcoming e-books include novels by Cormac McCarthy and Anne Tyler and the first e-edition of "The Diary of Anne Frank."

Publishers, authors, agents and booksellers all have worried about Amazon, including its preference for selling popular e-books for $9.99, far below the price for hardcovers. Several major publishers — but not Random House — have reached agreements with Apple to sell books on the iPad, for sometimes as high as $14.99.

In its e-mail alert, the Authors Guild noted that Random House announced it would conduct no new business for English-language books with the Wylie agency until the dispute was resolved, but apparently took no action against Amazon beyond sending a letter disputing its right to sell the books.

"That Random House, by far the largest trade book publisher, has retaliated against the powerful Wylie Agency but not against Amazon, which must be equally culpable in Random House's view, tells you all you need to know about where power truly lies in today's publishing industry," the Guild said.

"Random House immediately registered its concerns with Amazon over their legal right to sell the e-books in question," Applebaum said. "But it was the Wylie Agency — not a retailer — which instigated an exclusive e-bookselling arrangement for several of our authors' books, making them our direct competitor, which is unacceptable to us and to many booksellers."



(AP)

Bookseller of Kabul' writer to pay subject!

A lawyer says the author and publisher of the best-selling "The Bookseller of Kabul" have been sentenced to pay 250,000 kroner ($40,200) in damages to a woman portrayed in the book.

Cato Schiotz says the Oslo district court has ruled his client, war correspondent Asne Seierstad, breached the privacy of Afghan Suraia Rais in her book, named after Rais' husband Shah Mohammad Rais.

Seierstad lived with the Rais family in Kabul in 2002 and published the book, about their personal relationships and feelings, as nonfiction shortly after.

Schiotz said Saturday the court ruled Seierstad had used inaccurate information in her accounts of Rais and didn't act in good faith.

He says he is very disappointed with the ruling and will encourage Seierstad and the publisher, Cappelen Damm, to appeal.



(AP)

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Margaret Cavendish,Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne- was an English aristocrat and a prolific writer. She was also a poet, philosopher, writer of prose romances, essayist, playwright and, some say, a tireless self-publicist, publishing under her own name at a time when most women writers published anonymously.

Her writing addressed a number of topics, including gender, power, manners, scientific method, and animal protection. Her romance, The Blazing World, is one of the earliest examples of science fiction.




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Sunday, July 25, 2010

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

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Gustave Flaubert- was a French writer who is counted among the greatest Western novelists. He is known especially for his first published novel, Madame Bovary, and for his scrupulous devotion to his art and style.


Flaubert's lean and precise writing style has had a large influence on 20th century writers such as Franz Kafka through to J. M. Coetzee. He has also been admired or written about by almost every major literary personality of the 20th century, including philosophers and sociologists such as Pierre Bourdieu and Jean Paul Sartre.



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Saturday, July 24, 2010

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Hasegawa Kaita "aka" Hayashi Fubō- was a novelist in the early Showa period Japan. He wrote under 3 different pen names, each with a unique personality, and caused a sensation with the sheer brilliance of his fiction, non-fiction and translations.

Also under the pen name Maki Itsuma, he wrote true-life mystery novels, and stories about sophisticated city life in Tokyo, which drew in a large female fan base.
 
 
 
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Friday, July 23, 2010

Literary Diva Presents: A Poetic Literary Chat With Author Julian Henry Lowenfeld!

Join us as we welcome author, poet, translator, playwright and lawyer Julian Henry Lowenfeld. He's the author of the book "My Talisman: The Poetry & Life of Alexander Pushkin." Julian Lowenfeld is also the great grandson of Raphael Löwenfeld, who was the first translator of Leo Tolstoy’s works into German. His life is very interesting as Russian lit is his passion as well as other things. He's a major literary influence when it comes traditional literature works as well as the literary world as a whole. Tune in as we chat with the amazing Julian Henry Lowenfeld. Stay tuned and keep it locked.


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Julian Henry Lowenfeld- is an poet, translator, author, playwright, composer and lawyer.  He's the author of the book "My Talisman: The Poetry & Life of Alexander Pushkin. He's the great-grandson of Raphael Löwenfeld, the first translator of Leo Tolstoy’s works into German.
 
Julian Henry Lowenfeld was awarded Russia’s prestigious “Petropol” and “Peacemaker” prizes for his book My Talisman, featuring translations of beloved lyrics and a lively biography of Russia’s beloved national bard.


 
 
 
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Thursday, July 22, 2010

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Edna St. Vincent Millay- an American lyrical poet and playwright and the first woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.  In 1943 she was awarded the Frost Medal for her lifetime contribution to American poetry. She was the sixth recipient of that honor, and the second woman. She was also known for her unconventional, bohemian lifestyle and her many love affairs. She used the pseudonym Nancy Boyd for her prose work.




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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

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Enjambment- The continuation of a complete idea (a sentence or clause) from one line or couplet of a poem to the next line or couplet without a pause. An example of enjambment can be found in the first line of Joyce Kilmer's poem Trees: “I think that I shall never see/A poem as lovely as a tree.” Enjambment comes from the French word for “to straddle.”


 
 
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

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Geo Bogza- was a Romanian avant-garde theorist, poet, and journalist, known for his left-wing and communist political convictions. Several of his controversial poems twice led to his imprisonment on grounds of obscenity, and saw him partake in the conflict between young and old Romanian writers, as well as in the confrontation between the avant-garde and the far right. At a later stage, Bogza won acclaim for his many and accomplished reportage pieces, being one of the first to cultivate the genre in Romanian literature, and using it as a venue for social criticism.


 
 
 
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Monday, July 19, 2010

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Spondee- A metrical foot of two syllables, both of which are long (or stressed).
 
Spondees occur regularly in several Greek and Latin metres, and as substitutes for other feet, as in the dactylic hexameter; but in English the spondee is an occasional device of metrical variation. The normal alternation of stressed and unstressed syllables in English speech makes it virtually impossible to compose a complete line of true spondees.
 
 

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

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Chanson de geste-An epic poem of the 11th to the 14th century, written in Old French, which details the exploits of a historical or legendary figure, especially Charlemagne.

The earliest known examples date from the late eleventh and early twelfth centuries, nearly a hundred years before the emergence of the lyric poetry of the trouvères (troubadours) and the earliest verse romances. The French chanson gave rise to the Old Spanish tradition of the cantar de gesta.


 
 
 
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Saturday, July 17, 2010

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James Augustine Aloysius Joyce- was an Irish writer and poet, widely considered to be one of the most influential writers of the 20th century.  He is best known for his landmark novel Ulysses (1922). Other major works are the short-story collection Dubliners (1914), and the novels A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) and Finnegans Wake (1939).


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Friday, July 16, 2010

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John Ashbery- An American poet who is among the most acclaimed of contemporary American poets. His poems are noted for their elegance, originality, and obscurity. They are characterized by arresting images, exquisite rhythms, intricate form, and sudden shifts in tone and subject. His collections include The Double Dream of Spring (1970), Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror (1975, Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award), A Wave (1984), Flow Chart (1991), and Wakefulness (1998).
 
 
 

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

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*Commonly Mispronounced Words*

1. library: li-brar-y, not li-bar-y

2. mischievous: MIS-che-vus, not mis-CHEE-vee-us

3. realtor: reel-ter, not ree-la-ter
 
4. picture: pik-cher, not pit-cher
 
5. probably: prob-a-blee, not pra-lee or prob-lee
 
6. mispronunciation: mis-pro-nun-see-ay-shun, not mis-pro-nown-see-ay-shun
 
 
 
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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

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Lawrence George Durrell- was an expatriate British novelist, poet, dramatist, and travel writer. He is best known for the tetralogy The Alexandria Quartet, composed of the novels Justine (1957), Balthazar (1958), Mountolive (1958), and Clea (1960), which explore the erotic lives of a group of exotic characters in Alexandria, Egypt.
 
 

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Borders to sell Paperchase unit!

THE DEAL: Bookseller Borders Group Inc. is selling its Paperchase Products Ltd. stationery unit for $31 million, to pay down debt.

THE BIG PICTURE: Borders has been struggling as it faces falling demand and increasing competition from discounters and online book sellers. Financier Bennett LeBow invested $25 million in the retailer in May, becoming the company's largest shareholder, chairman and CEO.

REACTION: Shares rose 8 percent. But S&P analyst Michael Souers said although he favors the deal, "we continue to have a negative outlook on the book retailing industry."



(AP)

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Jean Cocteau-was a French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, boxing manager, playwright, artist and filmmaker. His circle of associates, friends and lovers included Pablo Picasso, Jean Hugo, Jean Marais, Henri Bernstein, Marlene Dietrich, Coco Chanel, María Félix, Édith Piaf, and Raymond Radiguet.
 
Quote by Jean Cocteau: "The actual tragedies of life bear no relation to one's preconceived ideas. In the event, one is always bewildered by their simplicity, their grandeur of design, and by that element of the bizzare which seems inherent in them."




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Monday, July 12, 2010

Sotomayor working on memoir in English and Spanish


The newest Supreme Court justice, Sonia Sotomayor, is writing a memoir.

Sotomayor is working with a collaborator on her life story, from her childhood in the South Bronx to her appointment to the court last year.

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group said Monday that the book is not yet titled and has no release date set.
The book will come out simultaneously in English and in Spanish.



(AP) reports

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ottava rima-A type of poetry consisting of 10- or 11-syllable lines arranged in 8-line “octaves” with the rhyme scheme abababcc.

Examples of ottava rima are: John Hookham Frere; 1817-8 poem "Prospectus and Specimen of an Intended National Work" and Byron's "Don Juan (1819-1824), which is probably the best-known English poem in ottava rima.
 
 
 
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Sunday, July 11, 2010

*WALKING DOWN MAIN STREET IN MY PRADA HEELS*

*Thought Provoking Lit*

Gliding and stepping down Main Street is me in my Prada heels.
Red, black and leopard is me in my fabulous heels.

Everyone is looking at me; yes the girl in the Prada Heels.
If only they knew how it truly feels; as I walk and glide in my Prada heels.

Cheap not these heels; as they were a really great steal.

I see you girl in those Prada heels; gliding and stepping out looking like a yummy meal.
It’s all in the walk, and the talk, that got me these heels.

No one knows me, but they can see I’m a fashionista in these heels.

Yes I'm the girl stepping out and gliding down Main Street, in my Prada heels.

 
 
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Trochee- A metrical foot of two syllables, one long (or stressed) and one short (or unstressed). An easy way to remember the trochee is to memorize the first line of a lighthearted poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, which demonstrates the use of various kinds of metrical feet: “Trochee/ trips from/ long to/ short.” (The stressed syllables are in bold.) The trochee is the reverse of the iamb.


 
 
 
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Saturday, July 10, 2010

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY!

Dactyl-A metrical foot of three syllables, one long (or stressed) followed by two short (or unstressed), as in happily. The dactyl is the reverse of the anapest.




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Friday, July 9, 2010

*SIX WORD STORY WEEKLY WINNERS*-7/9/10

CONGRATS TO OUR "SIX WORD STORY" WEEKLY WINNERS!


What The-Who The-You Too (Ryan, TX)

The Iphone-Very Confusing-Returned It (Steve, CT)

Black Men-Well Hung-Not True (Brianna, DE)

*Tune In-Learn Yourself-Be Yourself (Literary Diva of Blogtalk Radio)*



For information on our weekly six word story challenge contact us at: literarydiva29@yahoo.com

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY!

 caesura-A natural pause or break in a line of poetry, usually near the middle of the line.



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Thursday, July 8, 2010

*THE MANIAC IN THE PINHOLE*

THOUGHT PROVOKING LIT!

Why the hell is this always happening! Every time I try to get my ass out there and get shit done; I fall flat on my face!

I’m done! I’m just done!

Pushing, opening, and doing shit the right way is me. Yes, the maniac; in my god damn pinhole is me. Shit just aint right cause my pinhole ain’t getting any bigger!

I feel it. I can taste it, but can’t see it.

Life, dreams, and my whole existence seems to walk in front of my face, waving a beauty queen see ya!

I stand still only to be encased in my pinhole with the walls closing in on me more an more. The worse is here as time has moved but my pinhole hasn’t.

Trapped in the confines of evil and screams; telling me “I ain’t nothing!”

I can’t breathe as silence rears it’s ugliness only to murder me and keep me locked down only to self destruct in the crevices of my pinhole.

Maniac going psychotic, going irate, and about to burst into a million little pieces!

The feelings of why, who, what , and how have me marked for life as my pinhole closes and I fight to stay alive.

I bleed in silence, and it trickles down slowly to a nonchalant beat of “I got you bitch” and my layers peel away slowly, only to have flesh exposed to rot.

As I see the scene; it’s un-believable as I have seen this movie before! The Hollywood block buster of the maniac in the pinhole.



By: Literary Diva of Blogtalk Radio and The Lit Factory
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QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY!

In medias res or medias in res- the story begins either at the mid-point or at the conclusion, rather than at the beginning establishing setting, character, and conflict via flashback and expository conversations relating the pertinent past.
 
 
 
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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Literary Diva Presents! A Fun Lit Chat-With Author Sharon G. Flake!


Join us as we welcome author Sharon G. Flake. An industry vet in the literary world she is still on the move! A phenomenal writer of numerous books and awards; she will be hanging out with us to discuss her latest book "You Don't Even Know, Stories and Poems for Boys." We will get to know her and what drives her to keep on writing. Tune in as we chat it up with author Sharon G. Flake. Stay tuned and keep it locked.


Tune in live Saturday July 10@ 12pm est!
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QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY!

Sharon G. Flake-is an author of young adult literature.
 
Some of her works include: This Skin I'm In, Who Am I without Him?: Short Stories about Girls and the Boys in Their Lives; Bang!, Money Hungry and many more.



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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY!

Louis Zukofsky- American poet who as co-founder and primary theorist of the Objectivist group of poets and thus an important influence on subsequent generations of poets in America and abroad.

Zukofsky's major work was the long poem "A." The poem was written in 24 sections, reflecting the hours of the day, and the figure of the poet's father is a major theme. The first 11 sections contain much that is overtly political but interweave this matter with formal concerns and models that range from medieval Italian canzone through sonnets to free verse and the music of Bach. Section 12, which is longer than the first 11 sections combined, introduces materials from the poet's family life, and from there on "A" interweaves the political, historical and personal in more or less equal measure.
 
 
 
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Monday, July 5, 2010

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY!

Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch-English critic, writer, and compiler of Cornish descent who published under the pseudonym ‘Q’. He is noted for compiling The Oxford Book of English Verse 1250 – 1900 (1900; revised 1939) and The Oxford Book of Ballads (1910). His works, written in a clear and apparently effortless style, include many novels and short stories, verse, and criticism, including On the Art of Writing (1916) and On the Art of Reading (1920).
 
 
 
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Sunday, July 4, 2010

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY!

Anaïs Nin- a French author who became famous for her published journals.  Nin is hailed by many critics as one of the finest writers of female erotica. She was one of the first women to explore fully the realm of erotic writing, and certainly the first prominent woman in modern Europe to write erotica.
 
 
 
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Saturday, July 3, 2010

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

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Cut-up technique- an aleatory literary technique in which a text is cut up and rearranged to create a new text. Most commonly, cut-ups are used to offer a non-linear alternative to traditional reading and writing.


The concept can be traced to at least the Surrealists in the 1920s, but was popularized in the late 1950s and early 1960s by writer William S. Burroughs, and has since been used in a wide variety of contexts.


Cut-up is performed by taking a finished and fully linear text and cutting it in pieces with a few or single words on each piece. The resulting pieces are then rearranged into a new text.



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Diva's House Top 5 Literary Destinations!

1. London, England
London was the birthplace or home of many of the greatest authors of all time, including Charles Dickens, Geoffrey Chaucer, John Milton, John Keats and H.G. Wells, to name a few. Visitors can stop by the home of Dickens, see the house where Benjamin Johnson wrote the first comprehensive English dictionary, or go on one of many guided walks that let you follow in Sherlock Holmes’ footsteps.

2. Boston, Massachusetts
Many of the country's most enduring writers lived and worked in Beacon Hill during the nineteenth century. Downtown's Old Corner Bookstore, once the offices of the publisher Tick-nor and Fields, was the unofficial meeting place of writers such as Emerson and Hawthorne. The Boston Public Library, overlooking Copley Square, is the nation's first (and still largest) municipal public library. Boston by Foot's informative Literary Landmarks tour hits all the highlights.

2. Concord, Massachusetts
A unique destination for its small size and depth of literary history, Concord is the site of Walden Pond, inspiration for Thoreau’s “Walden,” and the house where Louisa May Alcott wrote “Little Women.” Ralph Waldo Emerson and Nathaniel Hawthorne also called Concord home in the 1800s, and for the ultimate literary pilgrimage, visit the final resting places of all these literary giants in the Author’s Ridge section of the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.

3. Berlin, Germany
Artists aren't the only creative types flocking to Berlin, Europe's new cultural capital. The city has been attracting both fledgling and established writers from around the globe, including Pulitzer Prize winner Jeffrey Eugenides. And don't forget the stars of Berlin's lettered past: critic and writer E.T.A. Hoffmann; playwright and poet Bertolt Brecht; Alfred Döblin, author of the classic "Berlin Alexanderplatz"; and Herwarth Walden, editor of the avant-garde magazine Der Sturm.

*Time your next trip for September and Berlin's International Literature Festival.*

4. New York, New York
Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg once hung out in New York’s White Horse Tavern, Arthur Miller, Norman Mailer and John Ashbery called the city home, and the Harlem Renaissance surfaced African-American literary greats like Richard Wright and Langston Hughes. Take a literary walking tour of Greenwich Village or immerse yourself in the New York Public Library’s immense collection. According to a TripAdvisor traveller, “One of my highlights was going on a ‘literary pub crawl' in Greenwich Village retracing the steps of Kerouac, Ginsberg, etc.”

5. Dublin, Ireland
Dublin’s greatest authors from Yeats to Heaney have often used their home city as their inspiration, evident in James Joyce’s “Dubliners” and Jonathan Swift’s satirical “A Modest Proposal.” Literature enthusiasts will want to make the pilgrimages to the James Joyce Tower and House, as well as visit the Dublin Writers’ Museum and the National Library of Ireland.


*All of these are great literary destinations for any literary buff and bookworm alike.

Friday, July 2, 2010

SIX WORD STORY WEEKLY WINNERS! 7/2/10

CONGRATS TO OUR "SIX WORD STORY" WEEKLY WINNERS!

Simple Is-Simple Does-Just Is (Sean, GA)

Social Networking-Mind Blowing-Never Ending (Gabby, NH)

Stolen Moments-Killed Me-Very Bitter (Janice, MD)

*Bad Habits-Hard Hells-Notorious Turmoil (Literary Diva of Blogtalk Radio)*


For more info on the "six word story" or to enter contact: literarydiva29@yahoo.com

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY!

Iliad- Greek epic poem by Homer in twenty-four books. The title is derived from Ilion, another name of Troy, which was so called from Ilus, its legendary founder.

The older of the two surviving ancient Greek epic poems, traditionally ascribed to Homer but containing material composed orally over several centuries. It begins with the wrathful withdrawal of the Greek hero Achilles from the fighting in the Trojan War and ends after his return to slay the Trojan hero Hector.




 
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Thursday, July 1, 2010

SNOBBY MOMMY WRITER’S CONTEST!

Contest Details

1. Participating entrants are to write a short story on what they think a snobby mommy truly is about. The short story has to be a 1000 words or less. Your story must typed and double spaced in word document. If sending by regular mail it can be handwritten. It has to be portrayed in your own words and thoughts of what a snobby mommy in American society is truly about in this day and time.

Be creative in your wording and descriptions.
Have fun with the story by giving us great details.
Showcase your writing ability by characterization and a great plot etc…
Stay true to what your own thoughts of what you think a snobby mommy is about.


2. To Enter: Submit your writing to: literarydiva29@yahoo.com with a $10 cashiers check or through paypal by way of “Diva’s House of Literary Coffee.” www.literarydiva09.blogspot.com or you can mail it to:

Literary Diva
P.O. Box 7362
Warner Robins, GA 31095

3. Don’ts
No profanity
No plagiarizing anyone’s else’s work

4. Contest Rules
The contest will begin Thursday July 2 2010 at 12 midnight eastern standard time.
The contest will end Thursday September 30 2010 at 12 midnight eastern standard time.
The contest is open to participants 18 yrs and up who wish to write on the topic.

5. Prize
The prize’s awarded are: Grand prize winner: a copy of the book “Snobby Mommy autographed by the author”, a goodie basket of fun literary items, cash prize $50, and publication of the winner’s story on “Diva’s House of Literary Coffee blog,” also the winner of the story read on air live on “Literary Diva” talk radio of Blogtalk Radio.

One first place winner will receive a copy of “snobby mommy“ the book.
One second place winner will receive a copy of “snobby mommy” the book.

This contest is conducted by Literary Diva of Diva’s House of BTR and Diva’s House of Literary Coffee.”
Do not duplicate this contest as it’s strictly enforced, owned and operated by Literary Diva of BTR and Diva‘s House of Literary Coffee.

For more info contact:
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Literary Diva
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QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

Fabulous, fantastic, and interesting are what literature truly represents! Here are some "quick lit bites" to get you motivated and inspired to read, write, and immerse yourself in literature.

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY!

Literary theory- is the systematic study of the nature of literature and of the methods for analyzing literature.

The practice of literary theory became a profession in the 20th century, but it has historical roots that run as far back as ancient Greece (Aristotle's Poetics is an often cited early example). The theory and criticism of literature are, of course, also closely tied to the history of literature.



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