John Gorman
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God Bless You Mr. Salinger

(First Appeared in the Paper Cut blog 1/28/10 written by Shades of Luz author John Gorman)I guess this will serve as my first elegy to a great writing mentor. Salinger is the first writer I truly admired and tried to emulate. I devoured his books and actually reread them. I loved the way he got under his characters’ skin and slipped under my own. I loved that he topped off by the two-hundred page mark.Vonnegut passed away a few years ago and I meant to write about how profoundly he had and…See More
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Sage Advice from 2006 NaNo Wrimo Champ

Crunch time for NaNo Wrimo writers. There are only five days left. Now the Sisyphusian battles begins. It might be a good idea to call in sick Monday to hit your number. Maybe you write better under pressure.I’ll tell you something that often works for me and I do this with all of my fiction. I go to dialogue when I need to spur fresh writing. I want to see my characters respond in different situations. I might even find something juicy about my character and when I learn it a spate of…See More
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Motherless Brooklyn
About Me:
Before John's stories made it into print he snapped the Eyesore of the week for the Queens Ledger. He's performed in Off-Off Broadway shows, poured artisanal wines for collectors and enophiles alike, taught tennis, and held a handful of other odd jobs along the way. His fiction, essays, and articles have appeared in Mississippi Review, RiverSedge, Monkeybicycle, Thieves' Jargon, Circle Magazine, Plum Ruby Review, The Rose & Thorn, Nexus, and elsewhere. His debut novel "Shades of Luz" is published by All Things That Matter Press. He is the founder and publisher of the Paper Cut blog http://jgpapercut.blogspot.com that covers a wide range of topics from the literary arts, pop culture, personal essays and current events. He also scribes interviews.


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God Bless You Mr. Salinger

(First Appeared in the Paper Cut blog 1/28/10 written by Shades of Luz author John Gorman)



I guess this will serve as my first elegy to a great writing mentor. Salinger is the first writer I truly admired and tried to emulate. I devoured his books and actually reread them. I loved the way he got under his characters’ skin and slipped under my own. I loved that he topped off by the two-hundred page mark.



Vonnegut passed away a few years… Continue

Posted on January 31, 2010 at 6:19pm — 1 Comment

Sage Advice from 2006 NaNo Wrimo Champ

Crunch time for NaNo Wrimo writers. There are only five days left. Now the Sisyphusian battles begins. It might be a good idea to call in sick Monday to hit your number. Maybe you write better under pressure.



I’ll tell you something that often works for me and I do this with all of my fiction. I go to dialogue when I need to spur fresh writing. I want to see my characters respond in different situations. I might even find something juicy about my character and when I learn it a spate… Continue

Posted on November 25, 2009 at 8:57pm — 1 Comment

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At 10:49am on September 3, 2011, Marianne Soiland said…

Hi and thanks for the friend request :-)

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I bought your book - so it better be good! :-)

There is a first time for everything. This is the first time I have considered buying a book promoted via Book Blogs.

And I enterede Book Blogs...2days ago. Bides not good for my savings account ;-)

A wonderful weekend to you! And soon a review of your book will end up at my blog...

 

At 11:17pm on November 6, 2009, Lyn Bardwell said…
I LOVE your profile. You must be something of an adventurist! And I loved your post titled, "Behind the Book." It captures the reason my mother absolutely loves to teach first grade. I can't wait to share it with her!
At 8:07pm on November 6, 2009, Mom's Best Bets said…
Nice to meet you
Please visit my Hawaiian Blog
At 11:51am on October 31, 2009, Jeanie Fritzsche said…
John,my husband is from Forest Hills. He went to Arapaho (?) High...now he's a true Californian!

Thanks for the friend request!
At 9:35pm on October 22, 2009, K.L. Lewis said…
Thanks for the invite John, great accomplishments!
At 9:19am on October 22, 2009, Anita Petho said…
Thanks for adding me as a friend.
At 9:48pm on October 19, 2009, Laura said…
Welcome, and thanks for the friend request.
At 9:45pm on October 19, 2009, charles m soto said…
welcome aboard John. hope to hear more about your book interests. Keep reading and always keep writing
 
 
 

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