Given my relatively low author profile, when I think about it I am awestruck at how many of my books have been bought over the years. But this 2020 is not just any year; these are extraordinary times.
There seems something in the American psyche that is incapable of treating French people, as, well, ordinary people. That is probably because it is drilled into the American subconscious by now almost from birth that “the French” stand out among Europeans as particularly “mean”…
I HATE talking politics on here. However, there are those moments in our lives when SOME things MUST be made ABSOLUTELY clear.
Now, back to books…
Traveling as much as I have since my early twenties, I have come to understand that the wider the variety of those you come to know, the more you do learn – or you should learn.
Maybe as a consequence of my stance I don’t attract quite as many readers overall. I don’t care. My conscience is clear.
I opened in 2013 with a modern travel novel, and two sequels, set in the 1990s and written of course in our current day English. If you have been with me since before 2017, you know. If you don’t…
I did not create this web site until December 2013 – which was after I had published my first book: I believed I had to have stuck my neck out fully before I could offer reasonable opinions on writing and authoring. Having created an “author Twitter account” in August 2019 – after four additional books, and nearly six years since that first – and observing what I see on that platform, I detect some tweeting writers are full of (to be polite) hot air.
A few minutes of authoring fun.
These were written by a few of literature’s great authors, who have been read for generations so far and are likely to be read for many generations to follow us.
Note the highlighted sentence in each picture.
That ignoramus who does not know one of the most basic facts about the history of the presidency actually has the nerve to lecture professional historians that he knows what constitutes “patriotic” history.
Wait a minute? Hold it? None of those are “writing manuals?”
Uh, in fact, they are THE BEST WRITING “MANUALS.”
That tweeting “editor” reminded me – again – why I find Twitter largely a waste of time in terms of serious efforts at writing discussions.
What may take merely minutes to read… probably took me days and even weeks to write.
I am about 30,000 words into the Tomorrow The Grace (hopefully late 2021 publication) follow up, yet I STILL feel I am barely started.
I should probably have better anticipated what was coming here. Within moments I could not but think that Succession is based on the Murdoch clan crossed with the Trumps.
Hi everyone. I needed that few weeks’ break. It is time to return here and to that which we love: BOOKS!