Category Archives: writing

Why Adapt Dracula?

Bram Stoker’s Dracula was published in 1897. It is fairly readable today, though there are some old words that are no longer in common use, and the sentence structure is convoluted in places. The original text is available for free … Continue reading

Posted in writing | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Ayn Rand’s Anthem

I decided to adapt Ayn Rand’s short story even though the author’s English is fairly readable–if clunky–even in the 21st century. Probably the least approachable feature of her story is the use of the pronoun “we” throughout. Her point was … Continue reading

Posted in writing | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

HP Lovecraft in Modern English

I’ve just added a new modern English adaptation of HP Lovecraft’s The Dunwich Horror. It’s based on the author’s original, which is available from Project Gutenberg for free since it’s out of copyright. The original was written early in the … Continue reading

Posted in writing | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Frankenstein in Modern English (Ch. 1 – 4)

I posted the beginnings of a new book today, Frankenstein in Modern English. It’s free to read and comments are welcome.

Posted in philosophy, writing | 1 Comment

Paradise Lost: Chapter 5

I just completed my modern English adaptation of the fifth chapter of Milton’s classic Paradise Lost. Based on readers’ suggestions, I’ve published it (along with the first four chapters) on Kindle. As I complete each additional chapter, I plan to … Continue reading

Posted in writing | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Archetypes in Fiction

The same archetypes that show up in peoples relationship styles, which I call the Hermit, The Queen of Cups, The Knave of Swords, The Judge, The Knight of Swords, The Emperor, and The Magician, show up again and again in … Continue reading

Posted in writing | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Paradise Lost – Chapter IV

Long and far have I wandered since last I read John Milton’s great work. I had forgotten how difficult it is. After many hours of puzzling, consulting Dartmouth’s fine annotated text, and looking up obscure words and place names with … Continue reading

Posted in writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment