I Am Not A Killer

I Am Not A Killer

I am NOT deciding "Character A" will die, but merely state if we are witnessing "Character A" die.

Readers Around The Globe

Readers Around The Globe

Writing for a public audience is now in ways perhaps more "intimidating" than ever - because anyone in the world can be reading it within seconds.

Samples Do Tell A Story

Samples Do Tell A Story

An Amazon search for the author quickly turned up the book. In more detail, I saw it is set starting in "1786" and features a well-to-do family in rural England. Immediately I thought I had to check this out.

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.

Looking Back

Looking Back

No posts here for a few days, I know. So what have I been up to?

Men’s Journalings

Men’s Journalings

I feel public writing is better for our "mental health" than private writing.

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.

That Most “Unsocial” Of Socials

That Most “Unsocial” Of Socials

Fed up. Done. Gone.

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."

“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.

Great Books… Greatly Diminished

Great Books… Greatly Diminished

I do not expect "perfect" from any book. However, in this case you do not even get an original new story. It is just someone's lazy cheapo effort to ride on Fitzgerald's century old book in order to try to make some fast money for themselves.

“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.

“Classics” We Should Read?

“Classics” We Should Read?

Many of these below are not really "classics"... at least not yet. In any case, what do I think of them?