Writers Notes Magazine: Issue #2

Overview

ATTENTION READERS & WRITERS: Senior Editor and popular author Christopher Klim (Everything Burns, Jesus Lives in Trenton) assembles an intriguing mix of old and new voices for stories, essays, interviews, and even visual arts. This issue includes the winners of the Winners Notes Writing Awards.
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Overview

ATTENTION READERS & WRITERS: Senior Editor and popular author Christopher Klim (Everything Burns, Jesus Lives in Trenton) assembles an intriguing mix of old and new voices for stories, essays, interviews, and even visual arts. This issue includes the winners of the Winners Notes Writing Awards.
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Editorial Reviews

Book Crazy Radio
If I had read this book twenty years ago I would be on a book tour right now.
Booklist
Absorbing reading!
Circle Magazine
just as good as, if not better than, its illustrious predecessor. The bullet train of his prose is even slicker and sexier.
Philadelphia Weekly
Klim has an ear for realistic dialogue and an eye for city grit that would make Dashiell Hammett Proud ..
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780972690669
  • Publisher: Hopewell Publications, LLC
  • Publication date: 10/28/2004
  • Pages: 172
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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I decided to eat everything in the house. It seemed a worthy project. To void the house of food. It would be a pure act in an impure world. Bottles, jars, biscuit tins would achieve an immaculate emptiness. The refrigerator would become pure in its frost, empty, sterile as the white tundra. My body would become a shelter, sculpture, art. ... - from Thomas E. Kennedy, The Great Master
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First Chapter

The world loved me then. Fat man. No, man of appetite. Mensch. I drank till wine ran from the corners of my mouth, wiped it away with the back of my hand. Tore meat from the bone with my teeth, licked the glistening fat from my lips and fingers. I wolfed blue cheese on toasted buttered baguette, washed it down with bordeaux, gobbled raw onion on a cream-cheesed bagel, white bread buttered thick, packaged salami slices, a schooner of foaming draft. There was no happiness like mine. - from Thomas E. Kennedy, The Great Master

"When one writer falls under another's spell, it is generally because of the way the progenitor uses language to forge or reflect an attitude toward the world­that is, because of style." - from Ben Yagoda, author of The Sound on the Page

When it all seems poised to overwhelm you, remember that were you to pen a single page per day you would be one of the most prolific authors in all of human history. - from The Illusion of Writers Block by Ed Shockley

The whole trip was a disaster from the start … . Airline staff, stewardesses, and other passengers who had never met Steve before, already hated him by the time that the plane had landed. - from Sparks to Flame by Robert S. Miller

I have looked into people's faces and watched them disappear as I spoke, escaping inside themselves to stay protected. It's like standing on a road watching taillights recede into the dark. - from Talking About It by Charisse Coleman

A look of complete frustration comes across his eyebrows, as he peers into the horizon. I quickly wonder how he got to be this grown up man. When was he my age? When was he young? - from Broken Down Iowa by Jason Rice

… but Leo began to see the world differently or perhaps the way it always existed. Dan was a person who saw a dangerous world and people who needed to be protected. Leo saw the same world and people who needed to be punished. - from Coffins by Christopher Klim

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