To some cities I find “friendly” in various ways that were not on the magazine’s readers’ list.Read more "“Friendly” European Places"
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.Read more "Wallis (The Sequel) Continues…"
Lots of people apparently badly misunderstand the “write what you know” advice.Read more "“It is what I know”"
I thought replying one by one might be fun.Read more "These Ten Points"
If you want to write about 18-29 year olds, do NOT call them “new adult” books.Read more "Adults May Be “Young,” But They Are Never “New”"
Having a writing break, I tend to scroll Instagram and Twitter – on the latter particularly its #writingcommunity hashtag. In doing so again yesterday, and again earlier, I found I was after a time asking myself (as usual): Why am I reading Twitter? LOL!Read more "Why Writers Need To Go Outside Now And Then"
Hi everyone. I just wanted to offer these authoring thoughts on this overcast and rainy Sunday English morning…Read more "A Hill I Am Willing To Die Defending"
Welcome to just some tiny bits of the known theft and misrepresentation that besets authors and undermines reputable publishing, 2021 version.Read more "Thieves, Frauds, Plagiarists, And Publishing"
I suspect it is a question many of us have. However, since we never do directly ask, we never know in terms of most followers.Read more "Why Do We Follow?"
Let’s have a brief look back at each of the first five U.S. presidents…Read more "The First Five"
When I saw that article mentioned on Instagram again yesterday, I started to think about my own pandemic relationships.Read more "Remember Restaurants?"
Writing for readers is (to me) all about being creative and not being afraid to stick your neck out in order to try to get the story to best resonate with a reader.Read more "The Varied “Viewpoints”"
Writing a book is, to me, mostly just barely controlled chaos. At the start of a new one, I set out a basic outline of a few pages of what I think may happen, including the ending. Subsequently, there is no real “pattern” to getting the bulk of it finished.Read more "Their Reader’s Eye"
I was particularly drawn to it because being a German-made production about the Second World War, it is rare for rather obvious reasons.Read more "“Charité at War”"
Several varied points to conclude this week…Read more "Friday Digest: 5 February 2021"