In The Early Morning Quiet

“But this must be very tiring for you, Robert? Shall I see England too? Oh, but I know you are still creating me. I hope I shall be beautiful and memorable…”

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The Role Of A Writer

Many of you I know have never visited the United States of America. Regardless you may still be interested in what people there may think, or may have thought (perhaps passionately), especially behind closed doors…

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Losing The Plot

What the hell happened? Every successive film now seems to move it increasing light years more away from 1977’s Mark Hamill, Sir Alec Guinness, and crowd… and not in a good way.

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School Daze

Earlier I had noticed that my in-laws (who were out for a time) had a copy of Passports, my first book of that trilogy, sitting (sort of hidden, behind a picture frame, but still easily visible) on a chest of drawers in the entrance hall.

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Twitter: A Great Idea, But…

I advise anyone now to be cautious, very cautious, on Twitter. The only reason I have not deleted my account is because I do like engaging carefully with decent people when possible. And many readers now expect authors to have Twitter accounts.

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“If truth be told…”

On Sunday, a writer on Instagram “tagged” me asking me to explain myself: “If truth be told.” Hmm. I don’t normally do tags. However, she’s a good Instagrammer and writer, so I decided I would this time.

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That Questioner’s Horse He Rode In On

If you have had experiences such as my family has had (and yours may have had too), you learn that there are those times that nothing can be done by others to stop self-destruction.

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What We “Hear”

My first Kindle reader years ago (it was one of Amazon’s first Kindles) had the capability to “speak” the text electronically. You may remember, or even still have one.

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Coming To The USA

“It was very, very special what you did for her,” my mom declared. “She will remember it the rest of her life.”

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Of The Times

Every writer will invariably develop a personal style. Like fingerprints, it’s unique to you. It sets you apart from everyone else.

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Buried In A Letter

It took composing that top paragraph to get my mind moving…and that was that.

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