Okay, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Read no more of this post if you have not seen the film, plan to, and care about this subject. You can, of course, read on if you don't care. 😉 **********SPOILER ALERT********** I REPEAT: LAST WARNING: Do NOT read on if you care about spoilers! I ventured into … Continue reading “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”: This Novelist’s Reaction
I have seen this issue raised regularly by other authors, and stumbled on it again yesterday, so I thought I'd clarify my own choice here. Assuming you are employing the same main character(s), should you pen novels that are "stand alone" tales? Or is a series in rolling sequel format - essentially a continuing story … Continue reading Part 1, Part 2, Part….
Much earlier in terms of drafting the current volume compared to Frontiers last year, I've come up with a title for the book. You should be the first to know. 😉 Here it is: From where does a title come? Here, simply from dialogue. Since writing this a few weeks ago, it had struck me … Continue reading Decided: The “Official” Title
My wife has had to fly back to Britain. I am staying on here in Pennsylvania through my father's heart implant procedure on December 8. Before she left on Saturday, with a wink and a smile she gave me her final approval on Frontiers. So today, Frontiers is now - FINALLY! - officially published. It … Continue reading Published: “Frontiers: Atlantic Lives, 1995-1996”
I had a light bulb go on over my head first thing this morning. And, no, it wasn't because I'd turned a lamp on that happened to be behind me. 😉 Rather, an idea hit me about the in-progress sequel: Should it be two volumes? Passports is nearly 400 pages and a complete novel. Unexpectedly, … Continue reading “As a reader, which do you prefer?”