“When you write a good book, I’ll publish it”

“When you write a good book, I’ll publish it”

Home alone last evening, I made myself a spaghetti and meatballs dinner. I also sought something "different" to watch on a streaming service. In a "classic" movies mood, on Amazon Prime I stumbled on The Wedding Night. It is a 1935 romantic drama starring Gary Cooper and Anna Sten...

Ramble #1

Ramble #1

I am introducing here a new type of post: "a ramble." Although, then again, I suspect you would probably note, "Uh, how is this different, given you ramble all the time?"

Not From A “Wish List”

Not From A “Wish List”

I don't write a woman any differently, really, than I do a man. I write women characters based on my own relationships, conversations, and related life observations and experiences...

“Solitude”: The Worst Thing

“Solitude”: The Worst Thing

Experiences and interactions are needed to underscore good original fiction, which means an author cannot just sit for decades in front of a PC… alone.

I Am Me And I Am Me Only

I Am Me And I Am Me Only

She had (I suspect) used "TinEye" on the photo. Immediately that search led her here to my site and she quickly figured out that dude was not who he was saying he was.

Attack Of Maturity

Attack Of Maturity

Life is invariably about irresistable change. It is one thing to write people over the course of, say, only three years - essentially, a "snapshot" - in their 20s. It is decidedly something else to write and follow people over decades.

A Psychiatrist’s Project (Or Just Another Author)

A Psychiatrist’s Project (Or Just Another Author)

On that note also, I am shocked. This was almost a serious and professional interview...

“What the book is about”

“What the book is about”

When I pick up a book I want to be able to have a quick way to find out what it is about.

Story Leaves Out Austen

Story Leaves Out Austen

Marshall really liked Jane Austen's books...

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.

That Most “Unsocial” Of Socials

That Most “Unsocial” Of Socials

Fed up. Done. Gone.

“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.

Among The Twitters

Among The Twitters

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

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).

Why Writers Need To Go Outside Now And Then

Why Writers Need To Go Outside Now And Then

Having a writing break, I tend to scroll Instagram and Twitter - on the latter particularly its #writingcommunity hashtag. In doing so again yesterday, and again earlier, I found I was after a time asking myself (as usual): Why am I reading Twitter? LOL!