David Donavel ~

Writer, Teacher, Blogger...

Marketing

The other day I was whining to a close friend about how disagreeable I find the whole business of self promotion that is regarded as necessary to selling one’s books, be they printed or e-books. In the middle of my rant, he interrupted and reminded me of the...

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Getting Started

When I was in high school, my best friend, who is also named David, played the tenor sax. He played in the school’s jazz band and probably in the orchestra, but I may remember that incorrectly. Dave also played in what might be now called a garage band and that group...

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Musings

In both The Odyssey and The Iliad, Homer invokes the muse to help him tell his tale. Virgil does the same in The Aeneid and so does Milton in the first book of Paradise Lost. My guess—for I am not a scholar—is that other epic poets follow this pattern. As I recall,...

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