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· Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life...

· The River of Winged Dreams (Hardcover Gift Edition)

· The American Poet Who Went Home Again

· The Bridge of Silver Wings 2009

· Christmas When Music Almost Killed the World

· The Harlem Renaissance Way Down South

· Literary Savannah

· Visions of A Skylark Dressed in Black

· The Hanging Man Dreams

· Elemental: The Power of Illuminated Love


Short Stories
· Come Walk With Me

· Uncut Goodies Part 4: the Current Conclusion

· Uncut Goodies Part 3

· Uncut Goodies Part 2

· Uncut Goodies Part 1

· Astonishing Tale of the Goddess and the Skylark: Part 4 of 4

· Astonishing Tale of the Goddess and the Skylark: Part 3 of 4

· Astonishing Tale of the Goddess and the Skylark: Part 2 of 4

· Astonishing Tale of the Goddess and the Skylark: Part 1 of 4

· The Hero in the Wheelchair


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· 7 Ways to Help Replace Legislated Fear with Informed Compassion

· Text and Meaning in Albert Camus' The Myth of Sisyphus

· Text and Meaning in: Elemental the Power of Illuminated Love

· Introducing Tao of the Rainbow

· Creative Flexibility and Annihilated Lives (essay with poem)


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· The Poetess Inside Her Years

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· Photographed Light of My Grandmother's Soul

· A Naked Woman with Skin of Thorns and Ice

· There Upon a Bough of Hope and Audacity

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Introducing Uncut Goodies
By Aberjhani
Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Last edited: Tuesday, November 13, 2007
This short story is rated "G" by the Author.

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Chirstmas When Music Almost Killed the World


Some Hollywood directors are famous for the “ruthless” manner in which they cut precious scenes from a given film, and many music producers have similar reputations for what they will or will not allow on a final recording project. What both have in common is the wisdom to save their deleted jewels and present them within a context or package––think “Director’s Cut” or “Extended Song Versions”––separate from the star project and yet completely viable in its own right. Editors and writers do something similar and my Uncut Goodies series falls in the tradition of salvaging lost scenes from the cutting room floor.

 

To cut or not to cut a given word or passage from a manuscript has long been one of the battles that sometimes divided brilliant editors and just as brilliant writers. It might surprise many readers to learn the issue is not always one regarding semantics, syntax, or ego. Often it has been about the number of dollars (or pounds or yen or marks) it took produce a book of––say 300 pages versus 1,400 pages.   

 

I didn’t think my book Christmas When Music Almost Killed the World needed to lose any weight when one of the early editors for a proposed publisher requested I drop an agonizing number of words. I nevertheless acquiesced in the spirit of combining expertise, exercised admirable editorial tough love toward myself, and got the novel down to its current sleek yet voluptuous figure.  I had to admit that doing so made the book, which by its nature is not your typical linear structured novel, a tighter faster-moving read. Yet I also had to mourn the loss of huge chunks. Some of those chunks might hold certain keys for some readers. Other readers might disagree but still enjoy the backdrop provided by Uncut Goodies, which in fact include the original first two chapters.

 

To make them easier to keep up with, each segment of the series will be titled Uncut Goodies Part 1 or 2 or 3 or whatever it happens to be. They can make an entertaining supplement to the novel or a very enjoyable read on their own.  The first post goes up tomorrow, November 14. Hope you like it.

 

Aberjhani    


Christmas When Music Almost Killed the World 

 

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Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 11/19/2007
like all other hopelessly devoted fans of your writings i will be here
peace
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 11/14/2007
Always look forward to reading anything you write...a keeper for sure!
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 11/13/2007
very exciting!! i look forward to them
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 11/13/2007
Aberjhani,

I, too, look forward to your Uncut Goodies. Not one of your words should be cut. Each is special to the next to the next to the...well, you get the idea. :)

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 11/13/2007
Excellent write, Aberjhani; nice to read you again! Very well penned!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :)


Books by
Aberjhani



Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance

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The River of Winged Dreams (Hardcover Gift Edition)

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Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life...

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Elemental: The Power of Illuminated Love

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The Bridge of Silver Wings 2009

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The American Poet Who Went Home Again

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Visions of A Skylark Dressed in Black

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