Category Archives: writing/writers

STANDING BY

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THE WRITES OF MARRIAGE

Life with Charley:The Writing Life with the Writing Wifeby Charles McKelvy So, I left you wondering last time if:A. I would win the heart of the fair Natalie DeViney, andB. If she would land me a job at Crain Communications, … Continue reading

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A MATCH MADE IN THE NEWSROOM

Life with Charley:The Write Womanby Charles McKelvy I left you in the lurch last time, didn’t I?Yes, I was about to meet the love of my life, the fair Natalie DeViney, in the editorial offices of Crain Communications, in Chicago, … Continue reading

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HOME SWEET HOME, CHICAGO

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THE WRITING LIFE.2

Life with Charley:The Writing Life, part two by Charles McKelvy So, we left my writing life last time at the formative stage.That would have been in 1969, when I became a published writer in my Chicago neighborhood’s weekly newspaper, The … Continue reading

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THE WRITING LIFE, part one

Life with Charley:The Writing Life, part oneby Charles McKelvy To paraphrase Eric Idle in the 1983 film classic, “Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life,” “And so I became a writer.”Eric Idle, so you know, was speaking of becoming a waiter. … Continue reading

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PRESSING ON

The Dunery Press presses on. Meaning that Natalie and I are continuing to write and send our writing to readers. We’re just not publishing conventional books, as we began doing in 1988 when we formed the press for the express … Continue reading

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DIE GESELLSCHAFT VON KATZEN

Life with Charley:Die Gesellschaft von Katzenby Charles McKelvy Now that I’m officially a seventy-something, I can paraphrase the immortal words of one of my favorite writers, Kurt Vonnegut.Yes, the late, great Mr. Vonnegut told an appreciative audience in Dowagiac, Mich. … Continue reading

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RETREAT FROM WRITING

A Writer’s Retreat (12/28/2020) I am retreating from writing, for a while at least.And what’s in a while, but seconds, minutes, hours, days, and—perhaps—even weeks?However, I do not think it will be weeks before I am writing again, which is … Continue reading

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RAINY DAY WRITER

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POCKET BOOK

Author’s Note:  I began writing this novella at the Panera restaurant in Saint Joseph, Michigan on July 2, 2020 at 9:45 a.m. EDT. I got the idea from the Moleskine® notebook I bore in my shirt pocket. Hence the title: … Continue reading

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RECENT WRITING

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THE TEXT-FREE LIFE

A friend asked the other day: “You get my text?”  “No,” I told him, “I didn’t get your text,  because we went back to a landline.”  No more smart phones for stupid people.  Not for us. We quit Facebook, and … Continue reading

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HOME OFFICE

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