IN MEMORY OF HUNTER S. THOMPSON . . . WE ARE
“If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.” — Oscar Wilde
HEMINGWAY IS STREAMING ON PBS
Hemingway is currently streaming on PBS. The name “Ken Burns” is all one needs to know concerning the quality, the depth, the exhaustive research that was conducted by the team which produced a complete eponymous exposé on the man many refer to as Papa Hemingway.
The following comes from Hemingway: “All writers are narcissistic; that’s not the same as being a narcissist, as being a sociopath. But no one can sit in a room by themselves for twelve hours a day thinking about what they’re thinking and not be a little more self-focused than the normal person. [Writers] are definitely on the far end of the bell curve.”
CASTLE WALLS EDITING
James Gallagher provides editing services to Hunting for Thompson through his company, Castle Walls Editing. With more than twenty-five years of experience, James performs work for a variety of clients and is a member of ACES: The Society for Editing and the Editorial Freelancers Association. James also edited John R. Hall’s first book Red, White, and the Blues, and is now editing John’s forthcoming book, Hunting For Thompson: Daggers from a Desperate Patriot, which will be available in October 2021.
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WORDS OF WISDOM. . . .
“A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.” — Edward Abbey
JOHN'S BOOK: RED WHITE AND THE BLUES
“The process of writing a book is not unsimilar to the process of rehearsing before a performance. The preparation is a lonely, private affair—even if collaborators are involved. Throughout the entire creative process, there’s an unrelenting, nagging knowledge that an audience will be exposed to one’s art, and this gives one great pause. The reality and constant awareness that people will see one’s creativity permeates the whole process, triggering anguish over each verbal inflection and physical motion for the performer—and over each word, punctuation mark, font stylization, sentence transition, design, and layout of the final product for the writer. It’s not natural to stand exposed for all to see. It is enticingly nerve-racking. It’s yin and yang at its finest. It is a curse to be an artist” (John R. Hall).