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Sakki Selznick
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Weiners, Or We Have Now Entered The Twilight Zone of Presidential Campaigns.
That's it. We're beyond surreal, we're beyond unbelievable. We've entered--The Twilight Zone Presidential Campaign.  Podium talk about hand/penis size.  "I'd vote for him if he went out and shot somebody on 5th Avenue."  Baby-hating candidates.  And now thi...

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Whew! The Novel Intensive. And thank you all so much.
It has been a very long time since I have had time to write a real post. I want to thank those of you who donated to the Indie-gogo Campaign. We raised enough to help with the expenses, and that is a big deal. The Color of Safety is taking shape, hopefully ...

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“I’ve always heard a tax return was a sacred kind of thing,” Trump tells Jesse Watters
The Call To Worship!

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Indiegogo--I Did It!
Https://igg.me/at/SakkiSelznickColorofSafetyproject Well, I did it. Finally. It took ages to figure out--writing the copy, planning the rewards, learning how to use video editing software, opening a special bank account. I still don't know how to do Faceboo...

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Just Do It. Right?
I've talked here about fundraising to help pay for the Novel Writing Intensive. More than talked--I've downloaded I-Movie, a written a couple of version of the script, including one damned good one for a video about the novel itself. ("One house, four owner...

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Sinclair Lewis' Passing Novel--Kingsblood Royal
Down the rabbit hole of research again, I discovered George Bonga, a Minnesota fur trapper and one of the first African-Americans born in Minnesota (grandson of two slaves brought to Mackinac by a British officer and freed there, with a mother who was an Oj...

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First Meeting with Master Teacher, Peter Geye
I had the first meeting  with the Novel Project's teacher, Peter Geye (pronounced Guy). (Peter's own extraordinary novels are Safe From the Sea ; The Lighthouse Road ; and the just-released Wintering.)  Peter asked the kind of tough, challenging questions y...

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Fund raising adventure. Oy.
Well, it seems I have to: a) write a brilliant script about my project.  b) make a brilliant, clever video about my project.  c) notify everyone I have ever known in the world that I am about to start this fund-raiser. d) start the fund-raiser.  And, okay, ...

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Those Who Can Say, "Give Him A Chance."
Ida Fink's spare and powerful novel, The Journey , begins on a sunny autumn morning when, traditionally, the main character's family would join with their neighbors in a festive harvest of the apples in the tree that stood between their yards. On this golde...

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The Allure of a Despot?
Months ago, in the midst of some deep down Tudor-watching, I posted about the allure of a despot. "But that, I think, is the real fascination of a character like Henry VIII. Deep down, we all know him. We've all had a parent like him or a spouse or a boss. ...
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