page layout on a manuscript

May 4, 2011

I continue working on getting my manuscript for publication with Little Whale Press. After all these years, it seems quite daunting.

two posts in the same year

March 17, 2011

Just got wordpress for blackberry

I guess it’s time to wake up this site.

January 28, 2011

Still toiling away at Gilgamesh, but nearly done.

Gilgamesh, some musings about fonts

March 11, 2009

Just finished revising 40 pp of my first draft of Gilgamesh.  Boy, tablet I & II were really a mess.

I noticed something kind of funny, and maybe one of the 3 or 4 people who read this site would like to comment.    I didn’t have the original font (Garnet) installed on the computer I was working on, so the printout came in Arial.   For some reason, I found it immensely easier to cut and radically change the MS, I think, than if I was using the fancy font.   I’ve decided to use only ugly fonts from now on, at least when drafting.  I think having something look pretty on the page gave me the misplaced perception that a work was finished.  I’m even wondering if I should drop the whole pretty font entirely from submitting as well.  After all, what if someone dislikes the font.  It’s probably better to use something more common in any case, to be on the same footing as everyone else.

All this is probably a bit–I don’t know–ironic in the context:  Gilgamesh was originally written in cuneiform, with a wedge shape on wet clay which was then baked or dried.

Added new site: Kim Drone

January 27, 2009

Kim Drone posts her work and provides a forum for other poets.

Fun with Etymology

January 26, 2009

Did you know words for black and white come from the same root word?  bhel-, indo-european for the colors in fire and ash: cf. blanche, black, blanco (Italian, white), alba (through metasthesis).  I speculate also blank (from blanco?).  For more fun check out the Indo-European roots index here.

January 25, 2009 Says:
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