Who Tells the Story: From the Bible to Marlowe

Who will tell the story? Every author must answer that question before typing "Chapter One" at the top of that first page. Not who will write the story. That's the author's job. But who will tell it? Who will serve as the narrator? One common answer is known as Third Person Omniscient. That's ...

“All right, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up.”

Ah, yes, Norma Desmond's famous line from the 1950 film Sunset Boulevard. And suddenly, compliments of another one of Marshal Zeringue's cool blogs, My Book, The Movie, Rachel Gold may be ready for her close-up. Marshal seeks out authors of new novels and asks them to cast the movie version. So when ...

What I’m Reading Now

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Marshal Zeringue runs a truly cool website for readers and writers entitled "Campaign for the American Reader" and found here. As Marshal explains: "The goal of this blog is to inspire more people to spend more time reading books. I'll try to do that by shining a little light on books ...

The 10 Best Lines in Literature: Let the Debate Begin

The editors of The American Scholar--the quarterly publication of the Phi Beta Kappa Society--have published a piece on their website featuring their ten favorite sentences from fiction and nonfiction. Several were familiar, including one each from The Great Gatsby, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, A Farewell to Arms, and Pride ...