Misha Burnett « Plain Friends

What is it about some number of us? So talented? Well educated? Eclectic? Well read? What makes us choose to be cabbies and maintenance men, and dishwashers, and janitors? I have often wondered what is the common thread in those of us who fit that description.

I am a 49 year old maintenance man who wants to write for a living. My first novel, “Catskinner’s Book” is now available on Amazon, and I am working on a sequel.

“What Terrifies Me” was written as part of a writer’s challenge on LiveJournal about five years ago. It is a personal essay, I guess you’d call it.

Misha Burnett

Website: http://mishaburnett.wordpress.com/about

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I had originally reblogged this from plain friends blog, but there was no way to move it here. other than to create a new post.

Odes and Sonnets are…

…related in a way I just discovered.  Regarding these two, the first is a reflection of an ode to S.T.C. (of Ancient Mariner fame)  Which is written in iambic heptameter in ten couplets, or five quatrains, if you prefer (and incidentally, the way it was originally written.)  This ode will you find down below within the grey box. Continue reading

A sort of late night of lucasing…

…wiling away the hours…  I enjoy ferreting out mistakes, missteps, and grammatic mishaps.  But I’m still not what I would term a good editor.  The peculiar thing about the way I read, is that I tend to read a spoken speed, and hence I hear mistakes in recitation.  I tend to miss others though I tend to  catch those that others may miss.