The Scariest “One”

Every page is important, but for a writer (in my humble opinion) “Page 1” is probably the scariest one.

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“My wife is going to read this…”

I have learned over the years that writing “sex” is tremendously difficult. The fundamental problem is trying to put sex into words: I write such scenes over and over…

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Your Favorite Woman?

I remember thinking also that I had gone to great lengths to write the women well (particularly the French women, who in our “Anglo-Saxon” literature are too often caricatured as nutcases, fiends, deviants, or “exotic”), and she had zeroed in on a man.

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What Comes First

Writing a book is a solitary effort, whereas sharing to social media is, well, social (hopefully)…

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American Apples And European Oranges

We’ll be in Switzerland this weekend. I had not considered this about the trip until now, but if one believes oneself to be a “global citizen,” who needs a passport, right?

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“Resistance,” It Is Not

World War Two is each day naturally receding evermore into history. We were beyond fortunate as Americans that it was not fought in our luckily distant country as it was here in much of Europe.

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All Around The World

Over the years, I’ve learned about various readers who are not native English speakers…

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