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!

The “Right” To Write

No novel is meant to address an entirety of anything.

In The Face Of The “Numerous”

A celebrity - whose reason for being is to seek popularity - backtracking and apologizing in the face of a social media angry mob is almost to be expected. But a writer must have the guts to hold their creative ground in the face of other writers' onslaught.

Why The Late 1700s?

Understand, I have nothing against bearded wizards, heroines with magic swords, and FBI agents...

The Way Forward

Some authors are remarkably petty and two-faced: they will act casually all chummy with you, but would also shove you over a cliff without hesitation if it meant they would get more attention... because writing, after all, is also very competitive.

Set To “Private”

It was disgraceful. It was also a punch in the face reminder of what I had despised about Twitter and why I had decided to back away from it some years ago.

Around The “Water Cooler” Again

So today here is more - some of it lighthearted - from fellow authors on Twitter... as they (I am taking a rest after finishing a 600 page novel, and I admit I am not writing currently) again gather around the authors' office's "water cooler" to gab (when it appears at least some of them, uh, should be nose to the grindstone and writing)...

“Adults” Only, Please

Shush... don't even mumble the words "new adult" please.

Never Forget: Publishing Is A Business

Writing may be all about "creativity" for you; but never forget that publishing is a business.

(Some) Men

It may still even in 2020 be about getting home alive. So what is the solution to men who behave like thugs?

Everything

One major thing as a writer I have come to learn: “five” people can read the same exact passage and each will come away with a takeaway uniquely theirs and perhaps even one I had never much considered.

The Quest For “The Double”

At my mention of Fitzgerald, my wife smiled and turned to my nephew (with me sitting right there) and declared, "He [meaning me] has a Fitzgerald fixation currently."

Welcome To The United Kingdom, Meghan (Repost)

Appropriate today, I think for a "repost." Aside from the very end, I originally posted what follows on November 28, 2017...