by Mark Dorset
|Writers and Writing
William Makepeace Thackeray:
Many a bitter smile passed over Pen’s face as he read his novel, and recalled the time and feelings which gave it birth. How pompous some of the grand passages appeared; and how weak others were in which he thought he had expressed his full heart! This page was imitated from a then favorite author, as he could now clearly see and confess, though he had believed himself to be writing originally then. As he mused over certain lines he recollected the place and hour where he wrote them: the ghost of the dead feeling came back as he mused, and he blushed to review the faint image.Andre Gide:
Julius drew himself up.See:
Intention, in the Topical Guide
Revision, in the Topical Guide
Intro to CPL(sf): the twenty-second revision
VLF 001: This was not writing -- not yet
LF 971 You'll be our Scribe
LF 1002 He didn't want me to write Larry Peters stories or even to think about writing Larry Peters stories
WDYS 328 The idea that had seemed so bright
WDYS 360 content, secure
WDYS 000: any attempt to express a thought involves some change, some irrevocable interference with the essential idea, and this interference becomes all the stronger as one tries to express oneself more clearly
(Topical Guide to CPL(sf), p. 164)
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A Topical Guide to the Complete Peter Leroy (so far) is a work of fiction. The characters, incidents, dialogues, settings, and businesses portrayed in it are products of the author’s imagination and are not to be construed as real. Any resemblance to actual events or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.
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Portions of A Topical Guide to the Complete Peter Leroy (so far) were first published by Voyager, Inc., as part of The Complete Peter Leroy (so far).
The illustration at the top of the page is an adaptation of an illustration by Stewart Rouse that first appeared on the cover of the August 1931 issue of Modern Mechanics and Inventions. The boy at the controls of the aerocycle doesn’t particularly resemble Peter Leroy—except, perhaps, for the smile.
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