Clammr and 12/3/2015


Passing along a few updates.

First of all, from the logo above you might surmise that I am announcing something about the audio clip site, Clammr. You would be correct in that surmise. For those of you who don’t know what Clammr is all about let me try to explain it this way. Clammr is to the spoken word in 18 seconds per audio clip as Twitter is to the written word at 140 characters per tweet. I just started to upload Clammrs, as they are called, this last weekend. Not much you can say or explain in 18 seconds but I thought I would push some of my books as well as stack my page with quotes from Mark Twain. Mark Twain that great American author has a name and his works that are instantly recognizable worldwide. What is amazing about Samuel Clemens, or Mark Twain, is how much he wrote in his lifetime as a newspaper man and as a writer of fiction and non-fiction. His books continue to sell to this day. It is estimated that since the first publishing of Tom Sawyer in 1876, 15 billion copies have been sold in all forms.

So many idiomatic phrases we use today derive from the pen of Mark Twain. He had a way of twisting a sentence with humor and wisdom where so much could be said with so few words. He is an idol of mine. I have read his words throughout my life time and continue to learn from his writing style.

Using the Clammr platform I am delivering some pearls of wisdom from that brilliant man. I posted 20 quotes so far and will continue to do so in the future. All of the 18 second quotes are read by me, recorded at my home studio.

So please give it a listen and tell me what you think.

My Clammr page can be found at:

If you wish to give me your comments you can use the contact form on my author website at:

One more personal item. I have a birthday coming in several days on December 3rd. Happy Birthday to me. Some people love birthdays and the excitement attendant. Some people could care less. I can only say I feel a sense of accomplishment that I am continuing to live my life in peace and happiness, working daily on the writing craft I love. Please, no presents, no cards. Good wishes will be accepted and appreciated.

Take care loyal readers.

Frederick Fichman