articles on writing

Author Interview: Shannon Page

Author Interview: Shannon Page Interviewed by Phyllis Irene Radford Shannon Page has been a member of Book View Café since 2013. Her collection of short fiction, Eastlick and Other Stories,https://bookviewcafe.com/book/eastlick-and-other-stories/ marked her debut with us. Since then, she has published several solo novels; an essay collection, I Was a Trophy Wife; https://bookviewcafe.com/book/i-was-a-trophy-wife/ and a collaborative …

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The Name Game

Originally posted on 11/28/2008 from the dragon lair of Phyllis IRENE RADFORD, aka P.R. Frost, aka C.F. Bentley: To paraphrase Eliza Dolittle in “My Fair Lady”:  Names, names, names, I’m so sick of names, first from them, now from me… As I accumulate pseudonymns I find my readers complaining about each new series of books carrying …

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Word Salad

The Things People Say: Sentence-like Sequences of Words

Today, communication fans, I’d like to dismantle four sentence-like sequences of words that have something in common: muddled meanings caused by a poor (or possibly clever) choice of words. Who said them and with what intent is irrelevant to the discussion. I leave it to you, Dear Reader, to attach significance in the broader realm …

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