Did you ever want to meet George Washington? That’s obviously not possible… and that’s why there are novels…
I suppose as a result I have been rewarded to learn I have had readers from not only in the US, Britain, and France, and elsewhere in Europe, but also in South America, India, and the Middle East – Lebanon, especially – and other places.
Sadly, it appears that “the future” we had hoped for two decades ago, is over.
Theodore Roosevelt once wrote that if someone is “not familiar with the Bible, he has suffered a loss.” For an author, that is doubly true.
And if Amazon can bury us all in Prime Day emails and ads…
Macmillan, British Prime Minister from 1957-1963, once remarked that he felt he had to contend with two types of “anti-Britishness” among Americans, and especially among US officials…
Twenty-three years ago this morning, July 14, 1995 (yes, yes, that was indeed before some of you were born), in Paris I was standing along the Champs Elysées…
Seeing that post from her made me smile.
But there are always idiots out there, of course. Minutes after the defeat, I got a Twitter reminder.
My guess is I have a modest flow of new novel readers only because as I have kept writing books I have also made sure I have regularly posted on my blog here: the two go hand in hand.
Cricket and baseball may have evolved from the same source(s), but they are now distinctive games and are in fact national cultural emblems of sorts.
Am I just ridiculously sentimental? That’s probably why I’ve become a writer. I suppose we all are sentimental in some form or another.
I never outright count words, but based on my experience I would say a good start is just give yourself a recurring and rational goal you feel you can reach: “I’ll get a decent page done daily.”
What Americans celebrate today is not national perfection, but independence as a nation-state.
A “sea lion” fights always to get in the last word ON YOUR SITE; you can’t end an exchange, the “sea lion” must.