Is the Pen Mightier Than the Sword?

Janine makes a compelling case and has Mark Atkin‘s back (please note the apostrophe :D)

The Pen is Mightier Than the Sword

Gandalf is looking pretty grim on one of the latest books released prior to the premiere of the long-awaited Hobbit movie, coming very soon to a theater near everyone in the world.

The cover of ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Official Movie Guide’ (my scan)

The cover of ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Official Movie Guide’ (my scan)

Minus his beard, long hair, wrinkles, shape of face, and hair and eye color, I look pretty grim, too. For there is a wrong to be righted. I may alienate some people. I may not make any new friends ever. I may cause mass rioting somewhere on a logging road in the North Woods. But this is something that must be done for all those people who have suffered what I have borne in my life: the grievous error of a misspelled name.

My name looks simple. I mean, it is right in your face up there atop this blog because I couldn’t think of anything better to write. Six letters for the first name, five for the second. Nevertheless, it’s a name that is misspelled by lots of folks. Most can’t even say it. The first time my name was in print in the local newspaper, it wasn’t my name. It was misspelled.

It is likely the only sane explanation for why I became a writer and editor. At a newspaper.

What in the blue blazes have I got to do with this book, you ask.

Read the rest here.

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  1. […] RAFrenzy): An injustice corrected in the name of Armitage’s small-scale double, Mark Atkin. I suspect […]


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