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Jul

24

Once a swan a time: Parisianne Modert’s chapter two

Literati! Good morning from the Towers that are now and will forever be A Word with You Press. Our contest to encourage/cajole/bribe/intimidate/threaten/coerce, or even Inspire to sit on your arse and actually write that novel you have spoken about to family, friends, and impressionable young and potentially available women/men is in its final phase. We asked […]

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Jul

19

sibilants and palatals are out of cuneiform: Michael Dilts gets metaphysical

    Literati: Tis my mission to point out the hidden meaning in words:  Tarot spelled backwards is “To rat.”  Job done. Here is the second chapter in Michael Dilts’ novel. Once Upon a Time  required our readers to actual write the novel that may have been nothing more than alphabet soup in their brains […]

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Jul

14

First Chapter for Raw Man

        Literati! Our contest, Once Upon a Time, was created as an incentive for all writers to commit to writing the novel that they may only have talked about.  Concurrently to the administering to this contest, as most of you know A Word with You Press has been preparing Fred Rivera’s manuscript […]

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Jul

13

Wendy Jospeh’s sublime entry into our contest Once Upon a Lime

Seen here is the stash of limes in the larder of the towers that are A Word with You Press. Common knowledge that a slice of lime on the rim is the ONLY way the editor-in-chief will consume a pint.     Literati! Posting here is the second chapter of Wendy Joseph’s recovered journal: The […]

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Jul

12

And on that note: Robert Marazas submits chapter two

Here trumpeter Horatio does a photo-op rather than rehearsing, abdicating a part in the band to Brad Chance     Literati! Five finalists are now competing for $250 and blogging rights–oops!–bragging rights in our contest, Once Upon a Time, which challenges each author to actually follow through with that banter at the last cocktail party […]

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Jul

10

Our finalists for Once Upon a Time

Literati! NO ONE I know writes for the money, including best-selling authors and even Pulitzer Prize winners I count among my friends.  But, whatever our private motives, all of us write with the anticipation that we will be understood.  Isn’t that what we are really after, to be understood? Is it “I am, therefore I […]

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Jun

28

The FINAL final semifinalist, Robert Marazas, blows his horn Once Upon a Time

(“What’s in Buffalo?”…check out his horn) Literati! Today, I am older and wiser.  My bidet wa—oops~! B-Day was yesterday.  So I am hoping the time has come for me to put aside the follies of youth and get back down to biz with A Word with You Press. Robert Marazas is a duly qualified semi-finalist, […]

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Jun

25

Futtocks and Foretops! Wendy Joseph sails into Once Upon a Time!

(here the Foretops audition for a part on the editing staff of A Word with You Press)   Good Morning from the Towers that are  A Word with You Press. The fifth of our semi-finalists is Bobbie MacBride, courtesy of Wendy Joseph, who came across this ancient journal quite by chance and recognized its literary […]

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Jun

23

Back in the saddle again: Our contest continues with Michael Dilts

(recently edited manuscript by A Word with You Press.) Good evening, from the Towers that are still standing near Friendship Square in Moscow! A Word with You Press is ready, willing, and able to proceed with posting our remaining semi-finalists in our contest Once Upon a Time.  In honor of our friend Gary Clark, who […]

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Jun

18

Channeling Gary

Literati The plan had been for Mike Stang to come to Oceanside when Gary rode into those dusty streets, hitched up his pony to the Towers, and we were all going to swagger over to The Flying Pig to drink women and ogle other people’s beer, after inviting everyone who ever visited the site to […]

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Jun

17

Gary Clark! You’ve been Thorned!

Good somber morning from the Towers that are A Word with You Press in the Land of the Double entundra. To the shock of many, including myself, I am actually capable of keeping a secret. Might be that modicum of dormant decency in my soul, but more than likely it’s because Gary authorized Mike Stang […]

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Jun

16

A sad day at the towers; we have lost Gary Clark

My dear friends and Literati Saturday night, my dear friend, our dear friend, Gary Clark, left the planet, after a long struggle with cancer. I had known of the struggle, and he swore me to secrecy( keep a secret? moi?) If you are new to the site, the loss may just seem like a generic […]

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