“Tag this!” he yelled

“Tag this!” he yelled

Let's start the week by looking at some Instagrammer writing advice I stumbled upon yesterday...

And Always Writing Remains

And Always Writing Remains

I am now still on Facebook-owned Instagram and enjoy it, as I like photography and social interaction - which is what I had thought I was signing up for in joining it - until I suppose I will not be there either...

A World Of Humor

A World Of Humor

Anyway, for this blog post... well... here's a break from me going on and on. Enjoy hopefully a few laughs...

London, Fifteen Years Ago

London, Fifteen Years Ago

I have written, again, yet something else I believe I "know about." I say I "know about" it because essentially it happened to me here in London about fifteen years ago.

“Old Fashioned” Blogs

“Old Fashioned” Blogs

I suspect many to most of you do NOT visit my Instagram. And I gather also that most of my Instagram followers rarely come by here to... a ye olden days olde blog. So pulling you all together is a struggle.

Home Is This Blog (Since 2013)

Home Is This Blog (Since 2013)

I had never used Instagram until back in 2016, when I started that account to supplement my blog here. I approached Insta with no illusions. I knew I was not a "19 year old woman"; I was a male writer. But I thought it could used as outreach to those who had never heard of me or my blog here - and particularly to women, who are the bulk of my readers.

That Insta-Pianoforte

That Insta-Pianoforte

A "spirited" online discussion is one thing, but NEVER be libelous... or, well, stupid in what you write. Think before you post anything. I am sure you know seemingly EVERYONE is now on social media somewhere - including, uh, your employer, or your desired future employer, or that college you so hope to attend. You NEVER know who will see what you post...

This Indie Author’s Experience

This Indie Author’s Experience

I can’t really offer up replies to them quite as the questions are asked. But I suppose I can offer some general personal takeaways based on nearly six years of doing this now. I think I have learned lots I did not know in 2013.

“How’s Lara?”

“How’s Lara?”

I had also anticipated I would not be writing much this week in France due to the fact four of us are unexpectedly sharing a small holiday apartment. So I had decided that I would at least read some while here.

As The World Turns

As The World Turns

As the world turns. A blog post is often how I start my day, and by 9 or 10 AM I am often immersed in what I am supposed to be writing for eventual novel publication.

For The Ages

For The Ages

I feel it’s a book for adults. Re-reading it I realize increasingly why I was bored with it as a teen. The issues and problems are more adult than I think register with kids.

The Final Words

The Final Words

Novels are (to me) about a snapshot in time. Readers are dropped among "these people" for perhaps hundreds of pages. Abruptly they are then dragged away and are now unable to witness the goings on any longer.

A Sound And Video Christmas Post

A Sound And Video Christmas Post

For a Christmas post, how about a series of short - a few seconds each - videos. So you know, they contain SOUND.

Trapped In A Minefield

Trapped In A Minefield

I write this post to vent about this because recently I have been getting *extremely* negative feedback from a family member about my author Instagram page...

“An interest of mine…”

“An interest of mine…”

Writing is an often isolating endeavor, so opening a day, I have learned over the years, with a post on some issue that grabbed my attention, helps me clear my head and get going.