Not My (Or Any Author’s) Space

Not My (Or Any Author’s) Space

As long as I am not being libelled (which is very unlikely in an internet comment), I must accept anyone may post the most negative and even most vitriolic diatribes in dismissing what I author (and I know some have).

This Town

This Town

And so many wonder from where authors get inspiration and ideas? That has been a question I have long found amusing.

At The Casino

At The Casino

It took me only a few days to read all of "Bond." Part of the reason it was such a quick read, I suppose, is because clearly it is meant to be a quick read...

Good Viewing(s)

Good Viewing(s)

My last post criticized some recent television programs. We all could do that. It is easy to pick things apart, of course. So I will stick my neck out here. What would I consider some good recent programs?

One Night Layover

One Night Layover

"You're not going to want to miss this show!" we are told. Well, I wish I had missed it.

A Passionate Commitment

A Passionate Commitment

If you as a writer think writing is a breeze, in my view - and I suspect that of lots of others - you are NOT putting enough effort into it...

The (Writing) Support Bubble

The (Writing) Support Bubble

Here we see examples of the social media "support bubble" writers must avoid at all costs...

Jabbed At Last

Jabbed At Last

If ANY approved jab is available to you, don’t be foolish. Listen to doctors and have it.

I Will Have An Oreo (Or Two)

I Will Have An Oreo (Or Two)

After several heavy posts, it is time to (hopefully) have some smiles (mostly at my own expense), courtesy of Twitter's #writingcommunity...

“Murderers,” “Thugs,” And “Cads,” v. “Gentlemen”

“Murderers,” “Thugs,” And “Cads,” v. “Gentlemen”

Allow me, as a man (and historian), please to offer the following thoughts...

“I just didn’t want to be alive any more”

“I just didn’t want to be alive any more”

Nothing in that "interview" with the duchess was more upsetting, I felt, really, than her stating she had wished not to live any longer.

Awakenings

Awakenings

When I get into what I am writing, the problems of the current real world outside… disappear from my thoughts for a few hours. I hope in that way the books provide a similar escape for any reader.

F. Scott “Teacher”

F. Scott “Teacher”

I will run with a Fitzgerald example anytime compared with what I am told on the internet.

“Friendly” European Places

“Friendly” European Places

To some cities I find "friendly" in various ways that were not on the magazine's readers' list.

Wallis (The Sequel) Continues…

Wallis (The Sequel) Continues…

The path to removing yourself from the blinding spotlight of unwanted publicity is NOT to do an Oprah interview on CBS on a Sunday evening and anyone with half a brain knows that.