One Black Guy in the Corner

Friday, June 15, 2018


Bruce Alford


  1. 01 Jul, 2018
    Reading Go, Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
    A Good Novel Without a Story I just completed Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman. I came to it late, was reluctant to read it because of the bad press it received. But I wanted to see how similar it was to Dixie Salvage which is also set in the South and features a bigoted character (bigoted yet lovable). The cover blurb to “Watchman” is misleading. It suggests that the book deals with the politics of the South set against the backdrop of Civil Rights tensions and the political turmoil that were
  2. 19 Jun, 2018
    The Publishing Process
    The Traditional Route: Agent to Publisher Ever wondered about the process of publishing behind the scenes. 1. Write the book. 2. Send the book to various agents.  The purpose of an agent is to get a fantastic deal. 3. The agent tries to find a publisher: The publisher’s job is to print the book and use his or her editor to   refine the book so that it is perfect. 4. After the publisher buys the book, the revision process begins.  The book is worked on extensively until it   is ready for
  3. 15 Jun, 2018
    The purpose of the following is to provide more context so that you can better understand the author and his place in the field of writing. Mysteries and Crime Novels The mystery and crime genre is one of the most popular.  It usually begins with a crime or murder which is solved by a  sleuth.  The convention demands that the crime or murder either be solved or at least revealed.  This genre also contains character types: the amateur detective, such as Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple.  Another