I Am Me And I Am Me Only

I Am Me And I Am Me Only

She had (I suspect) used "TinEye" on the photo. Immediately that search led her here to my site and she quickly figured out that dude was not who he was saying he was.

“Tag this!” he yelled

“Tag this!” he yelled

Let's start the week by looking at some Instagrammer writing advice I stumbled upon yesterday...

And Always Writing Remains

And Always Writing Remains

I am now still on Facebook-owned Instagram and enjoy it, as I like photography and social interaction - which is what I had thought I was signing up for in joining it - until I suppose I will not be there either...

“I pick up my iPad, open my social media, and I see…”

“I pick up my iPad, open my social media, and I see…”

I only buy a book because a topic and style interests me and, well, I would like to read it; I would buy it if it came to my attention regardless of whether I "knew" the author or not...

“Dear, might we ask them as you have the map?”

“Dear, might we ask them as you have the map?”

Before jet planes made it possible to fly from London to New York in 8 hours, relatively few people traveled compared to today.

To “Her” Out There

To “Her” Out There

What I do want to do as a writer regardless is to seize and hold her reading imagination. Oh, and I write "her" there deliberately in particular because I know, based on my known readership, that some 9 out of 10 of my readers is "her," including even some 20-somethings like you.

All The Books That Would Not Be

All The Books That Would Not Be

The "Don't shop with Amazon, shop with small businesses" mantra is unsurprisingly all over the place on (amusingly usually controlled by other giant corporations, such as Facebook) social media. Amazon is now deemed its seems practically the fount of all evil. However, I am going to choose briefly to be something of a contrarian here on that subject in at least a narrow sense, and being one is not new to me...

A Massive Influence

He was a massive influence in persuading me to develop the courage to write.

To Be Remembered

To Be Remembered

Someone has been with me for what, this autumn, will be (I hope) my sixth novel since 2012-2013. She has the patience of a saint. LOL!

What He “Said”

What He “Said”

The internet is full of writing advice. Frankly, when it comes to advice and examples to follow, I look mostly to truly accomplished authors.

232 Years Ago…

232 Years Ago…

Briefly considering the events of July 14, 1789 and those that immediately followed, only months after that day...

The Creating

The Creating

I would not want any editor anywhere near me who believed anything approaching either, because clearly we are coming at this writing fiction thing from largely differing and even irreconcilable perspectives.

Maybe I Need The Mari-jah-wah-na?

Maybe I Need The Mari-jah-wah-na?

Maybe I should partake of some of what a great aunt called "the mari-jah-wah-na" that I was such a square I would never try when I was young and actually sensible? Would that relax me?

If Anyone Learns Anything

If Anyone Learns Anything

I refuse to assume readers cannot (or do not wish to) learn. If anyone learns anything from what they read of the writing, I feel I have accomplished something worthwhile...

A Perpetual Horizon

A Perpetual Horizon

The observance of US (self-declared) independence day on July 4 always feels like something of an odd day here in the United Kingdom...