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The Short Story, a brief survey

Not written by me!

I haven’t read all the articles (in my TO DO list), so I do not agree or disagree. I just thought to put it here for my own reference, and yours.

“A brief survey of the short story”, a series of articles published on the Guardian, written by Chris Power, organized by author.

 

 

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My short story ‘Inversion’ available

My short story “Inversion” (a pinch of Gothic horror, a touch of psycho-talk, a re-reading and re-telling of the Greek Minotaur’s legend) is published in the Yellow Booke, HERE.

This is the illustration for my story kindly provided by Old Tales Press’ editor M. Grant Kellermeyer:

Inversion Illo

I love it, love the stark b/w contrast and little details that really connect to the story and to the way I envisioned this retelling of the myth.

You can read my story “Inversion” alongside others in the Yellow Booke for free HERE.

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GOBLIN has arrived: Ever Dundas’ debut novel is here :)

I had the fortune to see an early draft of Goblin, and I can’t wait to get the book in my hands 🙂

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Short film script ‘Mar-ri’ 2013

I was reminded of this short film, written and filmed in 48 hours for the Mental Health film challenge. I wrote the script as quickly as I could, and then we filmed and it was super tiring and stressing and such great fun!

Here’s the film:

The film didn’t win the challenge, but received a special mention. The brief was to show how pervasive and limiting mental issues are (whatever the specific illness: anxiety, depression, etc).  I thought to make it a Presence, tangible for the sufferer, always present (hence the title) and also something to fight against, with support. Support is fundamental.

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EARLY FOOTAGE: Mark Twain, 1909

The only existing footage of Mark Twain shot by Thomas Edison in 1909

I’ve been watching this video, this ‘found footage’, over and over in the last few weeks. Mark Twain. I can see him, moving on film. I’ve read his words, read reviews and critiques of his work. I’ve dreamed alongside his characters, I’ve been carried away by his tales.

And on this palette of faded greys, I can see him. He’s just a man, and he is now dead. But his words aren’t. Maybe that is why I love words. They don’t die 🙂

 

…The father of American literature, Mark Twain  was also known by his fondness in science and scientific inquiry. He developed a close and lasting friendship

Source: The only existing footage of Mark Twain shot by Thomas Edison in 1909

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Covers – 1926-1947

From The New York Public Library Digital Collections: Despite the fact that dust jackets often include useful information about a book and its author, including biographical notes and often a portr…

Source: Covers – 1926-1947 | The Passive Voice | A Lawyer’s Thoughts on Authors, Self-Publishing and Traditional Publishing

What a collection! To me, covers are as important as the content, a tiny living piece of the text bridging the story with the commercial world. A small voice that says: “Here, here, look at me! This is the hand which held the pen that wrote me, the fingers typing on the keyboard, this is why I was written, where, this bit here says who decided I was worthy of being printed, this other bit gives you an idea of what all the words inside are about…!”

 

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MA Creative Writing: Freight Books to publish major project novel GOBLIN by MA graduate Ever Dundas in 2017

Source: MA Creative Writing: Freight Books to publish major project novel GOBLIN by MA graduate Ever Dundas in 2017

 

And that’s what I like to see, a happy super-talented friend whose brilliant novel will be published soon 🙂 Keep an eye on this one 😉

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