Those 2,500 Words

Those 2,500 Words

Look, I know it's not perfect. Wow, are you a pain in the you know what. I wrote it in three days, for goodness sake.

A Facade Of The Past

A Facade Of The Past

That is - to me - the sort of writing that makes for historical romantic fiction. The fictional characters must inhabit recognizable history, and in doing so help us to better understand the history... while we are being entertained and without feeling like we are in school.

Lost In “Epic” Sci-Fi

Lost In “Epic” Sci-Fi

I know I am not a sci-fi writer...

Horses, Sails, And Walking

Horses, Sails, And Walking

I threw together that draft map of some locations that will be in the coming book thinking a version of the map may appear in that book - the first time I will have published such an "aid."

Among The Twitters

Among The Twitters

I cannot believe how much some writers tweet; they seem to be on it all day...

“Oft[en]-Stalkery?”

“Oft[en]-Stalkery?”

Given Austen has "Darcy" ask "Elizabeth" for marriage TWICE, the idea out there that he did not "pursue" her beyond a single request is therefore inaccurate.

The Personal

The Personal

I state that not because I care about what one Instagrammer and some social media commenters think. I say it because I would never insult readers by trying to write about anything or anyone I don't feel I know enough about.

“100 Years” Minimum

“100 Years” Minimum

Here are six "classics" I have read that are also among my favorite books - I can read them over and over.

Not My (Or Any Author’s) Space

Not My (Or Any Author’s) Space

As long as I am not being libelled (which is very unlikely in an internet comment), I must accept anyone may post the most negative and even most vitriolic diatribes in dismissing what I author (and I know some have).

This Town

This Town

And so many wonder from where authors get inspiration and ideas? That has been a question I have long found amusing.

Good Viewing(s)

Good Viewing(s)

My last post criticized some recent television programs. We all could do that. It is easy to pick things apart, of course. So I will stick my neck out here. What would I consider some good recent programs?

A Passionate Commitment

A Passionate Commitment

If you as a writer think writing is a breeze, in my view - and I suspect that of lots of others - you are NOT putting enough effort into it...

The (Writing) Support Bubble

The (Writing) Support Bubble

Here we see examples of the social media "support bubble" writers must avoid at all costs...

I Will Have An Oreo (Or Two)

I Will Have An Oreo (Or Two)

After several heavy posts, it is time to (hopefully) have some smiles (mostly at my own expense), courtesy of Twitter's #writingcommunity...

“It is what I know”

“It is what I know”

Lots of people apparently badly misunderstand the "write what you know" advice.