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Women from Other Perspectives
J Lattre's letter to Connie and Robert Cormier 6 January 1998
In this two-page typed letter, J. "Hattie" Lattre, a friend of the Cormiers praises Robert's latest novel Tenderness, and promises to suggest it as a possible title to her book clubs. Lattre discusses Cormier's ability to write from the perspective of a teenage girl and praises Cormier's writing because it reflects real life for young readers.
"Dear John: Please Don't Go Away..." John Fitch IV Column
In this John Fitch IV column, Cormier conducts an interview with his alter ego. That is, John Fitch IV talks to Bob Cormier. Praising Fitch's worldliness, finesse, audacity, and charm with the ladies, Cormier calls Fitch his fall guy, his Mr. Hyde.
"Head Over Heels" John Fitch IV Column
In this column, Robert Cormier, writing under his pseudonym John Fitch IV, dons the hat of a film and television critic. He extolls the virtues of Julie Nixon Eisenhower while deriding Jack Paar and his show; he praises the film Paper Moon and its star Tatum O'Neal; and he admits to preferring Roger Moore's James Bond in Live and Let Die to Sean Connery's. All of his filmic comments include his infatuation with a female actress in those films.
Grow Your Brand by Creating an Alter Ego. In this article in Entrepreneur, by John Brubaker (2015 Aug. 12), the author points to some popular culture versions of alter egos then explains how creating and then tapping into an alter ego can be a way to channel one's creativity.
Don't Write What You Know. In this article in The Atlantic, by Bret Anthony Johnston (Fiction 2011 Issue), the author, suprisingly counsels would-be writers to stretch themselves in ways that stay true to their own truths but diverge from literal experience.