Drama | Screenwriting 1A Lesson One

Welcome to Screenwriting 1A.  With this post you’ll notice a new writing category is added to our masthead, “DRAMA”.   Around two years ago my friend and former Critical Writing professor, Manfred Wolf published his memoir Survival in Paradise – Sketches From a Refugee Life in Curaçao, http://www.survivalinparadise.com Immediately, I and several of his relatives… Read More Drama | Screenwriting 1A Lesson One

Rhetoric | English Phonetics in Plain Text

English Phonetics in Plain Text © 2014 Vernon Miles Kerr (as “English Phonetics in Qwerty”)  |  © 2017 Vernon Miles Kerr (as “English Phonetics in Plain Text)   Introduction English is unique among the Indo-European languages because it is only vaguely phonetic. Written English contains archaic, traditional spellings that are not phonetic but must be… Read More Rhetoric | English Phonetics in Plain Text

Criticism | Literary Review – As published in the San Francisco Westside Observer

My review of Manfred Wolf’s book, Survival in Paradise, has been published in the San Francisco Westside Observer. Before being published in that journal I wasn’t familiar with how interesting the publication is. If you are thinking of visiting San Francisco, going to the Home Page listed in this link might help enrich your visit.… Read More Criticism | Literary Review – As published in the San Francisco Westside Observer

Rhetoric | In Business, What is a True Professional?

BUSINESS The World of Software Engineering In that milieu of constant flux and change of focus, is it possible to be, and remain, a true professional? This discourse examines the question, “What is a true professional?”  Many callings claim to fit into the larger term “Professional;” hence the terms, “Legal Profession,” “Medical Profession” or “Teaching… Read More Rhetoric | In Business, What is a True Professional?

Criticism | An Essay About an Essay About a Book

An Essay about an Essay about a Book In Manfred Wolf’s book, Almost a Foreign Country, subtitled “A Personal Geography in Columns and Aphorisms,” his chapter “The End of Nostalgia” critiques a non-fiction book by an African American journalist, Keith Richburg, whose previously long-cherished, nostalgic dreams about a return to the Mother Continent are shattered… Read More Criticism | An Essay About an Essay About a Book