Archive for July, 2011


When the scribe finished his work, he would sign off with a colophon, a distinctive gesture that might include a prayer of thanksgiving — or an expression of huge relief.  Many medieval manuscripts ended with the scribes complaints about the length of the book and a prayer for either eternal life, a jug of good wine, or the company of a pretty girl. (30)

The Monk in the Garden : the Lost and Found Genius of Gregor Mendel, the Father of Genetics, Robin Marantz Henig



1. An inscription placed usually at the end of a book, giving facts about its publication.
2. A publisher’s emblem or trademark placed usually on the title page of a book.

[Late Latin colophon, from Greek kolophōn, summit, finishing touch]

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I have this idea about a short piece of fiction involving seven families, each who have built and control a lighthouse.

There’s more to it, but then again, I don’t want any of my readers (all four of you) stealing my awesome lighthouse novella idea.

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