World War II Stories by B. B. Cockrell

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The Michelangelo Concept of Writing

The Michelangelo Concept of Writing Michelangelo said that the form already existed within the marble, and his job as the sculptor was to reveal that form by removing what didn’t belong. Writing stories—short or novel-length—has ... Read More

When the End is the Beginning

When the End is the Beginning There are probably as many ways to write a novel as there are novelists. In my early writing years—grade school, high school—I believed in a magic formula, and if I ... Read More

The Maginot and Mareth Lines

The Maginot and Mareth Lines   In The Picardy Alliance reference is made several times to the Maginot Line; in Elephant Mountain it’s the Mareth Line. I’ve found some readers who are unfamiliar with these ... Read More

The Michelangelo Concept of Writing, Part 2

The Michelangelo Concept of Writing, Part 2 The request has come to me: More examples, please. One of the most striking in my experience occurred during the writing of The Picardy Alliance. While “dreaming the story” one ... Read More
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