Released: The “Big” Book

Yesterday, publication was completed. That’s that. If you are not a Kindle user, Conventions: The Garden At Paris is now available in paperback, too: That paperback, which is a pretty BIG book, is also at Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com and all other Amazons worldwide. Tell your friends!

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“Action And Adventure” Violence

You may remember that I mentioned I had a “minor story epiphany” for Conventions on our walk on Tuesday? We were in much of yesterday “recovering.” 10 miles walking is 10 miles! I think a down day was not unreasonable. I took the opportunity while “resting” to open the Microsoft Surface and REALLY have a […]

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“You American men fall for us so easily….”

Given it was about Raymond Chandler’s The Big Sleep novel, Humphrey Bogart also had to have a mention in the previous post. In case you don’t know, I’m a huge Bogart fan. Writing fiction also allows one to slip in gems like this: You must know the movie: it was Casablanca.

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Blockhead On Block Island

I sat through the 4th episode of The Affair. He took her to Block Island. Ugh. They’ve ruined Block Island now, too. You may have already read my reactions to episodes here and here. This post is more of a general take on how it portrays relationships. It’s more serious than the earlier ones.

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What Did Montauk Do To Deserve This?

It’s Friday. Yesterday was “heavy.” Let’s have some fun. Before you read on, if you missed the earlier post on this subject, you may want to click here. The caveats and essential points are there, in “Part 1.” This is “Part 2.” At the end of that “Part 1,” I promised an update if I […]

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An Affair (Not Yet To Remember)

You may know I’m rarely critical of most others’ writing efforts. That’s largely because I readily appreciate how difficult it is to pen fiction. Moreover, I never offer book reviews here because I believe they are best left to any author’s truly interested readership or to reviewers/ bloggers who review books regularly. And I’ve got […]

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Showtime

Recently, we watched the first episode of The Affair. It’s a drama from the U.S. that got fantastic reviews. It stars two British actors pretending to be Americans, and the program revolves around the fact that they are having an, well…. I think the title is rather a giveaway. I’m not sure what I think […]

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Dramatized Violence’s Sexual Divide

Dame Helen Mirren has condemned British TV drama for the growing number of murder victims who are young women: ….Mirren told the Observer that she agreed with the playwright David Hare’s recent complaints about the bloodthirsty nature of most drama on British TV, saying there was a clear sexual divide when it came to the […]

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