Monday, December 31, 2018

Top Posts of 2018

By C.M. Mayo

Throughout 2018, except on rare occasion when not, I posted to this blog on Mondays, offering a post for the writing workshop on the second Monday and a Q & A with another writer on the fourth.  As ever my posts tend to focus on my works, works-in-progress, and related reading. If you're new to this blog, dear writerly reader, subjects include literary essay, fiction, and poetry; Mexican history and literature; Texas, and in particular Far West Texas; and heavy doses of the history of the book and of technology in general. 

Herewith, the top posts of the year:

December 24, 2018
José N. Iturriaga's "Mexico in US Eyes" (México en las miradas de Estados Unidos)

December 17, 2018
Top 10 + Books Read 2018
#1 was a tie between Peter Brannen's The Ends of the World and Jeremy Naydler's In the Shadow of the Machine. An especially crunchy list.

December 10, 2018
Luis Felipe Lomeli Interviews Yours Truly about Mexico: A Traveler's Literary Companion & etc.

December 3, 2018
Meteor, Influences, Ambiance

July 1, 2018
Marshall McLuhan: Some Notes by Way of a List of Books, Videos, and More

June 25, 2018
Notes on Tom Lea and His Epic Masterpiece of a Western, The Wonderful Country

June 18, 2018
A Review of Claudio Saunt's West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776

April 30, 2018
Notes on Wolfgang Schivelbusch's The Railway Journey: The Industrialization of Time and Space in the Nineteenth Century

March 5, 2018

February 4, 2018


November 12, 2018
Poetic Alliteration

October 8, 2018
Poetic Listing

September 24, 2018
Working with a Working Library: Kuddelmuddel

September 10, 2018
Poetic Repetition

August 13, 2018
Diction Drops and Spikes

June 11, 2018
Virginia Tufte's Artful Sentences: Syntax as Style

May 14, 2018
Blast Past Easy: A Permutation Exercise with Clichés

April 9, 2018
Grokking Plot: The Elegant Example of Bread and Jam for Frances

(with a special focus on grappling with digital distractions)

November 26, 2018
Amy Hale Auker, Author of Ordinary Skin: Essays From Willow Springs

November 18, 2018
Mary Mackey on The Jaguars That Prowl Our Dreams, Bearing Witness, and Women Writers' Archives

October 29, 2018
Roger Greenwald on Translating Tarjei Vesaas's Through Naked Branches-- and On Writing and Publishing in the Digital Age

July 23, 2018
Lynn Downey: Research Must Serve the Writer, Not the Other Way Around

May 28, 2018
Yermiyahu Ahron Taub on Prodigal Children in the House of G-d: Stories

April 23, 2018
Sara Mansfield Taber on Chance Particulars: A Writer's Field Notebook

March 26, 2018

February 25, 2018
Leslie Pietrzyk on the Siren Song of the Internet and on Writing Silver Girl

Warmest wishes to you for a happy, healthy, prosperous, and swirlingly wondrous 2019! 

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