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17 responses

  1. Hello Joseph,

    I came across “The Last Typewriter” story. I can’t say my memories of typewriter class were all that fond; it was blood, sweat and tears. I preferred learning shorthand.

    In the story, you say at the end “anyone else have a typewriter story?”. I am writing a blog (not quite finished) re today’s software keyboarding methods (I trialed nine); they still use the repetitive random letter typing of our typewriter classes to teach the letters on the keyboard and correct finger use. How about that?

    Nail It Now

    April 26, 2011 at 9:24 pm

  2. Rachel

    Dear Joe,
    Clara D. sent me the link to your web site and I’m so glad she did. Congratulations on the reviews for your new book, they are impressive, as are you!
    Sending you all the best.
    Your not-so-long-lost colleague,
    Rachel I.

    June 9, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    • Rachel,
      So good to hear from you! Thanks for the kind words and wishing you the best too.

      June 9, 2011 at 9:19 pm

  3. Nicole Roberts

    Hi Joe,
    This is Nicole from Seaburn bookstore. It was so nice meeting you the other day!
    Thank you for your encouragement. I was wondering if I could ask you a couple questions about the writing biz, if you have some time?
    Hope all is well 🙂 Nicole

    September 26, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    • Nicole,
      It would be my pleasure. What’s on your mind?

      September 26, 2011 at 11:12 pm

  4. Nicole

    thanks Joe! I was just wondering (since I’m in the performing arts as well) if there’s a good way to break into editing, or some type of theater work having to do with editing or work like that. would you know a good place to start? by the way, i’ve always been fascinated with fencing! if you ever hold a workshop, or know any places where they do that for actors, please let me know!

    September 27, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    • Nicole, I’m sorry it took so long to answer! But here it goes. I don’t know of any good way to break into editing. I’ve never been on that end of the business except for critiqueing and giving feedback to friends, colleagues, and other writers. You might want to take a look at the Dramatists Guild (which I have been a member of on and off) as they might be a place to advertise. It is a society for playwriting and they also have a neat magazine that you might be able to talk to someone at. That might be a start. HB Studio down on Hudson and Bank street has playwriting courses and that might be a place to look also just to speak to someone. As for fencing demos, I’ll have to let you know when my next one is. I just did one at the Flushing Library and totally blanked on letting you know – I’ll have to remember next time! I highly recomend you take stage fencing classes at HB Studio if you want to learn what it’s all about. My friend Dave Brown is Joe Daly’s assistant there and the beginners class is great, as is their advanced class. There is also a group of fencers who teach according the American Fight Directors system of stage fencing called Fights 4 who are all terriffic teachers though they are more expensive. They teach in different parts of Manhattan. I hope this is of some help. Let me know how things turn out.
      All the best,

      October 3, 2011 at 11:37 pm

  5. Nicole

    Joe, thank you so much! Yes, please let me know when your next demo is. I will definitely follow your very helpful advice and let you know. Would love to see what both Dramatist’s Guild and HB Studio have to offer. And I can’t wait to finally start fencing!
    It was so nice meeting you! I’m grateful for all of your help, thanks again.
    Best Wishes, Nicole

    October 4, 2011 at 11:29 am

  6. Hi, I just hopped over to your web-site thru StumbleUpon. Not somthing I would typically browse, but I liked your views none the less. Thanks for making something worthy of reading through.

    June 3, 2012 at 7:38 am

  7. Odd , your site turns up with a dark color to it, what color is the primary color on your site?

    June 5, 2012 at 7:03 am

  8. holly

    Hi Joe.
    Wow. Just wow. I think, no I know i saw this in you but I don’t recall, it was so long ago. You are something. But then, you always were.

    June 5, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    • Holly,
      I am at a loss. I have known a few Holly’s over the years (I have passed through my share of the years) and without further clues I can’t thank you specifically, and for such a nice comment a generic thank you just doesn’t seem right. A long time ago? Please remind me from which age and place we know each other and forgive my not being able to figure it out without help. All the best – Joe

      June 5, 2012 at 10:05 pm

  9. Whoa! This blog looks just like my old one! It’s on a completely different topic but it has pretty much the same layout and design. Superb choice of colors!

    April 16, 2013 at 4:45 pm

  10. Larry Kenyon

    Hello Joe,

    Thanks for the Christmas card with Max on it. I read your Open Wounds book when it came out and e-mailed you about it. Pretty cool especially the character of the old WWI vet. I thought it was interesting that you put a Mrs. Esslinger in there.

    Larry Kenyon

    January 8, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    • Great to hear from you! I think I must have missed an email along the way. And yes… only a few friends would get the rs. Esslinger reference. Hah!

      January 8, 2014 at 8:21 pm

  11. Thomas J Scroppo

    Hello Joe
    This is a voice from the past
    I think about you often and last night you were in a dream
    I miss our get togethers
    the Guinness the pasta’s the laughs
    I would to get together when this bullshit is over
    peace heath and laughter.
    I send a message before this
    but I think it didnt go

    June 2, 2020 at 1:05 pm

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