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?"

The Favo(u)rites

The Favo(u)rites

It is a simple enough question. Surely every author has some favorites? Surely every reader too - we are all readers, of course - has some favorites?

Two Decades Later

Two Decades Later

I recall clicking between the BBC and CNN International and seeing the sickening images we now recall all too well. I also tried to call my parents in New York, but all I got repeatedly was a busy signal.

“90 Percent”

“90 Percent”

That message to me from that reader is also no surprise in this sense: Insofar as I can tell, some "90 percent" of my readers have always been women.

This Surprising August

This Surprising August

The full draft that I had worried in July was NOT close to being finished, is, as August ends, NEARLY DONE...

“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.

“Get To Know A Writer”

“Get To Know A Writer”

Thus me... if you happen to be new here and have not clicked away already. LOL! "Get to know a writer?" Okay, here we go...

That Matter Of Life Or Death

That Matter Of Life Or Death

Presumably - and we hope - today will not be THE last day. But every morning, every day now, I suspect, could be that day. We brace ourselves so we are not shocked.

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.

“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...

“I pick up my iPad, open my social media, and I see…”

“I pick up my iPad, open my social media, and I see…”

I only buy a book because a topic and style interests me and, well, I would like to read it; I would buy it if it came to my attention regardless of whether I "knew" the author or not...

“Dear, might we ask them as you have the map?”

“Dear, might we ask them as you have the map?”

Before jet planes made it possible to fly from London to New York in 8 hours, relatively few people traveled compared to today.

To “Her” Out There

To “Her” Out There

What I do want to do as a writer regardless is to seize and hold her reading imagination. Oh, and I write "her" there deliberately in particular because I know, based on my known readership, that some 9 out of 10 of my readers is "her," including even some 20-somethings like you.

All The Books That Would Not Be

All The Books That Would Not Be

The "Don't shop with Amazon, shop with small businesses" mantra is unsurprisingly all over the place on (amusingly usually controlled by other giant corporations, such as Facebook) social media. Amazon is now deemed its seems practically the fount of all evil. However, I am going to choose briefly to be something of a contrarian here on that subject in at least a narrow sense, and being one is not new to me...