Gradually…Into Volume 2

As I go at it again, my now late uncle’s words come back to me regularly: โ€œFiction comes from fact, and lots of fact makes great fiction when you re-write it as fiction.” I love it. Come sometime in 2019, I hope you will love this, too.

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The Scariest “One”

Every page is important, but for a writer (in my humble opinion) “Page 1” is probably the scariest one.

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Within “Ten Minutes”

…and my uncle jumps to my mind and I imagine him lecturing me how this needs to be turned into a screenplay and he knows a screenwriter and she’s fantastic and I think yep he always knows a woman and he asks me where did I get those women geez…

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That Name

The Sun Also Rises is said to be probably his best novel. Interestingly, too, it is his first. (Not something most writers wish for themselves.)

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To Blog, Or Not To Blog?

Instagram as well as other social media platforms are just not nearly as flexible or personal as a blog.

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Getaway To Wales

No invading army ever took Pembroke Castle. Needless to say the cafรฉ inside was never reached either, so no conqueror ever enjoyed one of its excellent cappuccinos.

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Side Notes

You may well be reading this with headphones in. I dare to wonder what music you associate with me?

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“419,000” Followers: For This

When I saw that retweeted into my timeline the other day, what was my reaction?

I could only thinkโ€ฆ hereโ€™s another idea: read a history book.

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A “Relation Spรฉciale”?

It is no secret that this US president evokes wildly negative feelings in many. [Full disclosure: I did not vote for him.]

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Snapshots

I do not agree with the increasingly common assertion that adult readers “need to see themselves” in a character in order to be interested in a book. In fact, I believe rather the opposite.

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