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!

When That Book Is, You Feel, Uh, Not Great

When That Book Is, You Feel, Uh, Not Great

One and two were red flags, and three was a personal turn off. From just those introductory pages I knew the book would not be for me. And I felt awful for feeling that way.

Winding Down Another Year

Winding Down Another Year

The major reason I am a writer is my (now late) uncle (a crime novelist who died in 2015) urged me to give it a go. I would never have had the courage to do so if not for him.

Back in the 1990s he began to get on at me to write a novel...

A Vanishing History

A Vanishing History

Sadly I am sure my old place of study and employer is not alone in taking the view that "History" is not nearly as necessary "nowadays" as is, say, "Veterinary Studies."

If We Cannot Travel…

If We Cannot Travel…

Obviously casual international travel is not happening currently. Thinking back, before air travel, and particularly before steamships (like Titanic), in the age of sail reaching Europe from the U.S. regularly took 4-6 weeks and longer. (If the ship did not sink and you made it alive.) Short getaways were unknown naturally...

As An “Award” Nominee

As An “Award” Nominee

Do you really care about my favorite brand of hybrid car? LOL!