Friday, October 19, 2018

Radio as read

Wednesday, October 17, 2018


I am not sure that poetry got much traction on television and short stories - at least according to the searches I did - to television isn't a thing. Though I think I remember reading that many Twilight Zone episodes were adaptations of short stories that had originally appeared in pulp magazines.

Now that TV has spread to accept every endeavour, there might still be room for a rhyming versifier

Here's to the waste and the waist and the wistful yearning for simpler times
to the echo of arcs we had once embarked on remarked upon
cheers to the taste and the Test and all of it teased tossed into a toast
farther Sun & wholly go-est on to boast
recorded as rewarded
entwined with entertained

Friday, October 12, 2018

Square i's

Books brought to the small screen

Big screen poetry

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Flicks through the pages

Short stories made into film

Book at Box Office

Book to film

Thursday, October 04, 2018

Book to play

Besides books of plays we also have books that have been turned into plays. Too many to enumerate though nowhere near the number of books that have remained books or plays plays.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Convention dictates

Perhaps we've strayed off the actual page since a book convention is a thing, as is a book conference. I always think it requires agents - in the particular meaning of someone driving, compiling, scribbling - and books are inanimate objects whatever their attributes. Books only write themselves in metaphor.

Unless they're filled with photographs or illustrations, writers of some kind are needed. But it might be some other factor that causes their ongoing success and viability. A familiar name, a well worn trope, a snappy title.

Shredder worker and journeyman can go to festivals all they want but they won't be for them or their trade

Because a conference is about getting down to business, there are ones where copper wire is discussed in great technical detail.
Tinned copper wire is used in a leadlight workshop.

Most of the other events that work for books only take us to literal panels where copper wire is used. Conventions - as I noticed when looking up other terms - relate to the gauge and tensile strength and so forth of the wire. You could see whether compacting operators gather for any reason; the suspicion is they don't.

Arthur Hailey is remembered, if not had his work set in English exams; because he sold somewhere between 150 and 170 million copies of his books. He wrote thrillers which helps in the popularity stakes. The same fame and acclaim is not bestowed on the best copper wire salesman or their regional manager.
A wire and cable manager doesn't do the job for exposure so he wears a hat and a hi vis vest.

Statista tells us  "Total global copper production from mines amounted to an estimated 22.5 million metric tons in 2016. Major producing countries include Chile, China and Peru."

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

By convention

When we look up writers conventions they're all in a mix with writers conferences so perhaps there's no discernible difference. They can always piggy back on an editors convention. You can find references to a booksellers convention if you really look hard and publishing of a kind.
There are library conventions but be aware they may not be talking books.