While We Are Staying In

We should sensibly (wherever we are in the world) wash our hands more than usual and minimize human contact, and stay home if possible - especially if we feel the slightest bit unwell, particularly because this COVID-19 virus seems to be quite fatal to those over age 75. So where better for us to spend time "self-isolating" than here on the net? 🙂

“Hey, he made that up!”

A NOVEL is NEVER a FACT book... it is a STORY.

In Memory Of…

After we are gone, what will be said about us? Like everyone else, I suppose authors do wonder too...

Bullet Point Barrage

In down time sneakily I have been considering - and writing - a bit more of the next great project: the novel that will eventually be.

The Route

My "experience" since 2013 has been this. I went the "indie" route for these reasons...

“Close Friends”

When he read my first two novels (he did not live to read the third) and saw "himself" (including my fictionalizing "a crush" he had had on a girl friend of mine), he revealed to me that he thought it was hilarious and was even touched.

Writers: Don’t Mess With The Holocaust

The historical Nazis were more than bad enough, so one hardly needs to invent anything when it comes to portraying their sadism and violence...

In The Neighbo(u)ring County

We had a friend from Ireland spend the weekend with us. When all know that when friends and family visit, we all have to play host. So, on Saturday, we headed a few miles over into neighbo(u)ring Cambridgeshire...

“Representations”

It is not up to that tweeter, or to anyone else, to "suggest" what "representations" "should" appear in anyone's novel(s); they should just write their own damn books.

Dear Reader: What Is In My Name Is Me

Novel-writing is not, for me, some sort of group project, and I will NOT pretend I think otherwise.

The (Kindle) Afterlife

As Kindle book buyers we tend not to think about this unsettling question: "What happens to all of my Kindle books after I die?" Well...

“Easy”

Having taught non-native-English speaking international students too, I witnessed how some aspects of English especially baffled them: knowing my novels would be available most anywhere, I wanted my books also to be accessible...

What Friends And Followers Might Do

So, yes, I hope there will be another volume.

This Alpine Town

Despite some fiction writers' sky-high opinions of their personally towering intellects, this craft is not rocket science.

“Oh, shoot, did I post this to WordPress?”

Oops. I thought I was writing an email? But I was using WordPress? Gee, it's good I have nothing to hide from you guys... LOL!