I forgot to mention I grew up in New Kensington, out side of Pittsburgh.
Hello George: Your comment about style caught my eye. In the past I have been in many writers groups. All have had, what I see as not creative critique, beyond, what i feel, is helpful to the writer. Like you I feel we have a style, unless we let someone change that through some all-knowing advice. I am starting a writers group for short fiction writers. I have sat through some terribly long readings that said nothing.
I love writing fiction, although I also write from my life, which has been a long series of adventures. When I tell one of my true tales, people always tell me i should write about them.(I am, but I enjoy fiction. I have many posted on my site at bogwig.com)
I just published an illustrated children's Christmas story from a play I wrote in 1976. I would like to send you a copy. Contact me with a mailing address. firstname.lastname@example.org.
A few of my high school buddies would go on "field trips" to Pittsburgh from Springdale High School, around 1945-46. Part of our trip included the Casino. We enjoyed the humor as well as the peelers. I remember seeing Sally Rand and her feathers. She was probably in her forties then and she spoke to the older men in the audience about her age, etc. The comedians were great( I remember judges, witnesses and defendants) and they also showed a movie between the live stage shows. One movie was about the circus freaks of the day. Some things you never forget. Others ????
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