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Aug

05

Nanoo-Nanoo-NaNoWrimo!

(Here the editor-in-chief goes na-nuclear…or is that na-nucular?) The youngest member of Anti-social Writers and Creative Mis-fits, master Rile, boy genius and son of Kia Bordner, is just a few dollars short in his fundraising drive to drink scotch whiskey and smoke cigars with the big kids in San Francisco for an evening of fast […]

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Jul

31

Laura Girardeau, SWAF team commander

Good morning, Literati, from Camelot! (aka the towers that are A Word with You Press in Moscow) Today we post our final finalist in our contest: Once Upon a Time. We still need a few more judges, because my lease prohibits a dart board hung in these hallucinatory hallways, and a randomly launched dart might […]

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Jul

30

Tiffany Monique skips to Mylu, my darling!

Here the editor-in-chief hits “delete” before word processors made the same action less traumatic for the author.     Ahhhh! My loquacious Literati! We have posted the second chapters of Michael Dilts, Wendy Joseph, Robert Marazas and Parisiane Modert.  All who remains is Laura Girardeau, but before we post her final entry, we (moi, actually) […]

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Jul

27

Mike Casper sings a song Once upon a Time

(Here the Editor-in -Chief (moi) gets a little support from a local ho.) Literati! Methinks we have but one more contestant to post in our contest Once Upon a Time, which required each author to submit to their favorite editor at A Word with You Press (Moi) a prologue, a first chapter if you made […]

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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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