Tag Archives: John Irving

  1. Time Magazine Wrestles John Irving

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    June 12, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    Every sports fan has their special time, place, and people. From the Gipper to the Clipper, to the Flying Tomato …
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  2. 7 Rules For Writers

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    May 14, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    Make It Shine 0.  Be Sure To Write. Gentlemen,and ladies, start your keyboards.  The time for National Novel Writing Month is …
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  3. Vision Quest: The Book, The Movie, The Man

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    February 2, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    Terry Davis In The Shop Walk in another man’s shoes, and your feet smell like his. Read another man’s book …
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  4. 7 Aisles To The Mixed Martial Authors’ Octagon

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    October 29, 2010 by David Gillaspie

      First, plant the seed. 0.  Do a Mark Palmer Interview. When Mr. Palmer calls, you answer.  When he mentions …
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  5. An Octagon For The Oval Office

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    October 13, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    Stress makes people do odd things.  The stress of being a mixed martial author adds extra baggage, and someone has …
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  6. Mixed Martial Michelle and Al

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    October 5, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    (an extended series, due to  http://www.intermatwrestle.com/articles/7197) A youthful Al Gore stepped from the Port-O-Potty that served as his dressing room. He moved toward …
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  7. On The Bus

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    October 2, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    Writing Wrestlers, a conversation between John Irving and Ken Kesey (see http://www.intermatwrestle.com/articles/7197) John Irving needed someone to talk to, someone who …
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  8. MGMMA: Oprah vs Jonathan Franzen

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    September 19, 2010 by David Gillaspie

     (A satire in series. Please see http://www.intermatwrestle.com/articles/7197) Bill Clinton takes center stage of the octagon on Harpo’s back-back stage, microphone in hand.  …
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  9. Oprah vs Franzen, The Re-Match

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    September 17, 2010 by David Gillaspie

     (a satire in series) The voice coming through the cell phone John Irving held to his ear sounded different from the reading …
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  10. Bill Clinton Productions Introduces

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    September 17, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    (a satire in series, pt.2 of Oprah vs Franzen) The voice on the phone Jonathan Franzen held to his ear brought back …
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  11. Central Park Grass Stains

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    September 15, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    Writing Wrestlers, John Irving vs Tom Wolfe (see http://www.intermatwrestle.com/articles/7197) A taxi pulled to the curb on the upper East side …
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  12. Wrestling With Story

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    September 14, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    (please visit http://uphillwriting.org/) If experience makes a better story, then telling that story is less about story; it’s about the amazing experience, …
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  13. A Smaller Octagon

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    September 11, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    (Written for http://uphillwriting.org/ a place for “people who want to make their book a reality.  Make no mistake: there is no MAGIC …
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  14. The Wolfe Match, Wrestling Writers, pt. 5

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    September 10, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    John Irving vs Tom Wolfe, NY, NY John Irving lies on a wrestling mat.  He breathes slowly, a yoga breath.  …
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  15. Writing Wrestler, pt. 4: Irving vs Poe

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    September 5, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    (inspired by http://www.intermatwrestle.com/articles/7197 ) Once Ed Poe saw the results and the audience John Irving drew in the MMA octagon, he …
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  16. Irving vs Melville

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    August 31, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    Wrestling Writers, pt. 3 (inspired by http://www.intermatwrestle.com/articles/7197 ) John Irving jumped rope for forty-five minutes while he stared at a wall …
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  17. Wrestling Writers, pt. 2

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    August 30, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    (inspired by http://www.intermatwrestle.com/articles/7197) Irving vs Kesey John Irving had just finished stretching out on his home mat when he got …
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  18. Wrestling With Writers

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    August 28, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    Hemingway vs Irving  (inspired by http://www.intermatwrestle.com/articles/7197) John Irving has the good sense to include wrestling and wrestlers in his stories.  …
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  19. Is Blogging Real? Is Wrestling Real?

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    August 18, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    The following comes from Mark Palmer, the college wrestling writer for examiner.com and intermat.com. Tap the links below and you’ll …
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  20. Writer vs Wrestler, The Final Match

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    May 27, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    Every wrestler knows one thing for certain: there’s someone, somewhere, doing more than them.  The greatest champions know this.  It …
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