Where We Should Be

Where we should be is HOME, wherever HOME happens to be.

All Of Us Together (Even If Apart)

No one is an island, and suddenly many of us feel like castaways: marooned and alone.

Book Sounds

While I have not listened to her start to finish narrating through any of them, from what I have heard she has a decent speaking voice.

While We Are Staying In

We should sensibly (wherever we are in the world) wash our hands more than usual and minimize human contact, and stay home if possible - especially if we feel the slightest bit unwell, particularly because this COVID-19 virus seems to be quite fatal to those over age 75. So where better for us to spend time "self-isolating" than here on the net? 🙂

“Hey, he made that up!”

A NOVEL is NEVER a FACT book... it is a STORY.

The Route

My "experience" since 2013 has been this. I went the "indie" route for these reasons...

In The Neighbo(u)ring County

We had a friend from Ireland spend the weekend with us. When all know that when friends and family visit, we all have to play host. So, on Saturday, we headed a few miles over into neighbo(u)ring Cambridgeshire...

“Easy”

Having taught non-native-English speaking international students too, I witnessed how some aspects of English especially baffled them: knowing my novels would be available most anywhere, I wanted my books also to be accessible...

This Alpine Town

Despite some fiction writers' sky-high opinions of their personally towering intellects, this craft is not rocket science.

The “Right” To Write

No novel is meant to address an entirety of anything.

Why The Late 1700s?

Understand, I have nothing against bearded wizards, heroines with magic swords, and FBI agents...

Around The “Water Cooler” Again

So today here is more - some of it lighthearted - from fellow authors on Twitter... as they (I am taking a rest after finishing a 600 page novel, and I admit I am not writing currently) again gather around the authors' office's "water cooler" to gab (when it appears at least some of them, uh, should be nose to the grindstone and writing)...

Never Forget: Publishing Is A Business

Writing may be all about "creativity" for you; but never forget that publishing is a business.

(Some) Men

It may still even in 2020 be about getting home alive. So what is the solution to men who behave like thugs?

At Year’s End

Well, 2019 is concluding. The idea for a year end post hit me. I thought post-Christmas I'd offer up some thoughts minus any, uh, colorful metaphors we often used in our casual chats as if I were telling you.