IN LIKE A LION
WRITERS-ON-WRITING MONTH WRAP-UP
Well, February, mighty February, raced by, and W-o-W Month expanded beyond the too-short month's capacity. Some pieces were bumped to make room for just-under-the-wire contributions, and Friday's intended offering was never posted due to hard-drive apoplexy. (Yikes!) In the interest of moving past W-o-W before its theme becomes shopworn and bleary-eyed, we've collected the remaing writers' writings on writing here:
Some Sequels to Famous Books Written by the Original Authors' Offspring
by Geoff Wolinetz
Coverage from a Hollywood Reader, by Ray Stillman
How to Write Goodly, by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.*
Good Writing, by J.D. Salinger*
ALSO, THE Y.P.oscaRs.
What with yesterday's red-carpet pageantry, some of the more important, but less glamourous awards got overlooked, like the Technical Awards, and the Sexist & Xenophobic Awards. Please enjoy our feature presentation of
ALSO, HOW ABOUT
That's right, it's your favorite movie character, J.C, jumping right off the screen and into your local toy store! This SUPERHUMAN CARPENTER is truly the Last Action Hero! Hasta la vista, my child!
ALSO, THERE'S MORE NEW STUFF
All our various departments are getting re-upped for March. To start you off, there's new letters:
ALSO, SOME NEWS re: GRAPHOLOGY
Y.P.R.'s humble first issue of Graphology was expected to ship the first week in February, but, green to publishing as we are, we grossly underestimated the amount of labor involved in readying so much handwritten work for print, and grossly overestimated the legibility of printing something less nice-and-neat than Times New Roman. In short, hurdles needed to be rejumped, at great time, effort, and cost, and the result was it took us, the artless and unsophisticated publishers, much longer than we anticipated. Our redfaced apologies to those who've preördered, and our chagrined thanks for your patience.
Barring any further disasters, check your mailboxes next week.
But the good news is: from the mistakes there has been learning. Graphology #2: Bigger and Blacker is shaping up oh, so nicely. Scads more pages and oodles more ink, thus truly bigger and blacker, indeed.
If you've got a pen and some paper, show us your sexy penmanship. Scan or mail us something handwritten: a story, a poem, a doodle, a cartoon. Send us a postcard, a Post-it, or a check made out to "cash."
* K.V. Jr. & J.D.S.: Not really.