Sunday, April 23, 2017

Quote of the Week and the Week to Come

To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme. ~ Herman Melville



Source Wikipedia



Herman Melville (Aug. 1, 1819 – Sept. 28, 1891) was born in New York. He was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet of the American Renaissance period. His best known works include Typee (1846), a romantic account of his experiences in Polynesian life, and his whaling novel Moby-Dick (1851). His work was almost forgotten during his last thirty years. His writing draws on his experience at sea as a common sailor, exploration of literature and philosophy, and engagement in the contradictions of American society in a period of rapid change. He developed a complex, baroque style: the vocabulary is rich and original, a strong sense of rhythm infuses the elaborate sentences, the imagery is often mystical or ironic, and the abundance of allusion extends to Scripture, myth, philosophy, literature, and the visual arts.


This week on Writing from the Peak:


April 24  Adventures in Beta Reading by Shannon Lawrence


April 26  Let’s Talk about your AUDIO Book by KL Cooper



April 28  Sweet Success Celebrates Barbara Nickless