I learned today from a faithful reader that I need to explain the many posts titled "Margaret Fuller's Persuasion" again.
2010 is Margaret Fuller's bicentennial. I discovered this remarkable woman when I was in my mid-20s. Her depth/breadth/untimely death has/have kept me fascinated and reading and writing about her for a very long time: a feature story for a magazine, a film treatment, a sketch for a play, and finally a novel, "The Persuasion."
As per below, the premise of the novel:
In 1968, Margaret Fuller returns as a ghost. She wants Mariana, a young writer, to update Woman in the Nineteenth Century, Margaret's signature work. Mariana doesn't believe in the supernatural, has her own writing, doesn't, won't, can't... It takes giving birth to twins with the irresistible Tonin, producing a conference for a thousand, and a mystical moment in a starry meadow with Bucky Fuller (Margaret's brother's son) to persuade Mariana to write Woman in the 21st Century.
Since January 31, I've been serializing the novel at the rate of a page (approximately) a day (approximately). By the end of the bicentennial year, the whole novel will have appeared here.
Going forward, I'm retitling the posts "The Persuasion" to correct the misimpression that Margaret Fuller wrote it. She didn't. I wrote it.
Hope this clears up the confusion.