Gradually…Into Volume 2

As I go at it again, my now late uncle’s words come back to me regularly: β€œFiction comes from fact, and lots of fact makes great fiction when you re-write it as fiction.” I love it. Come sometime in 2019, I hope you will love this, too.

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Within “Ten Minutes”

…and my uncle jumps to my mind and I imagine him lecturing me how this needs to be turned into a screenplay and he knows a screenwriter and she’s fantastic and I think yep he always knows a woman and he asks me where did I get those women geez…

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For My Fiction

When I see authors on social media moaning over how their family doesn’t want read their books, I find I can only smile.

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All The Stories Yet To Be Written

I don’t think I would have written any of my books as I had if we had not built that house. Spending so much time there after, something about the area drew me into wanting to write about it.

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The Triangular Alliance

My wife also laughs to family and friends, “It’s a bit of a weird feeling being English and visiting George Washington’s or Thomas Jefferson’s house.”

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Our Always Imperfect World

As was the case for most of those who came before us (such as those “1787” fictional people above), most of us wish merely to live our lives in peace amongst our families and friends.

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The British And The Americans: Beginnings

An aside to put the era in some additional context. As the American rebellion was breaking out in 1775, in England one Jane Austen was born that same year and lived until 1817.

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That Man On The Mountaintop

I will always fondly remember as well, as we built the house – which is on quite a hill – in the Catskills in 2008-09, my mother pulling me aside and joking, “Oh, you want a house on a mountain too, I see.”

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In The Manner Now Lost

If you be one on a far continent, unacquainted with such, and discovering even that our Google translator is inadequate in the face of this English such as I am employing now, you have my most sincerest of apologies…

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