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A Journey To “Lasagna” Italy

A Journey To “Lasagna” Italy

I have no idea how much the novel’s author - whom I had never heard of before - actually knew about Italy when she wrote a book set in Italy.

The Ongoing Menace

The Ongoing Menace

Removing abortion rights is but an interim goal to serve as a means toward achieving a much broader social and political end.

“Shall we never return home?”

“Shall we never return home?”

As we disturbingly see, day in and day out, this world NEVER leaves us without new material.

The Moan Of The Privileged

The Moan Of The Privileged

Being an author, white, a man, and in that general "older" age group now, I would like to point this out.

My “Top Three” (Of Both)

My “Top Three” (Of Both)

As a man, I do not believe another male author who claims to have written a woman character out of “thin air”…

The Family Perspective

The Family Perspective

The other day I had also seen an Instagram post by a writer in which she discusses her parents as parental inspirations for two of her characters. My parents – especially my late mother – particularly on my mind due also to the names of the house sellers, seeing her post got me thinking. Parents, eh?

What I Have Never Done And I Will Never Do

What I Have Never Done And I Will Never Do

I would NEVER even attempt to guess at what “all readers” expect as they open a new book.

Downtime

Downtime

At a dinner Saturday night with a couple of friends, the wife in the couple asked from across the table if I have a new book in mind. In response, I was honest.

The “Hyper-Online Fan” Is Here To Stay

The “Hyper-Online Fan” Is Here To Stay

I feel that given a reader devotes their valuable time to and money on your tale that they do have a right to their opinion (even a bitter one) and you as the author must NEVER forget that...

Fear Of History

Fear Of History

The anti-“Critical race theory” carryings on is more proof too many whites in particular wish not to discuss and even to dismiss a past that was often undeniably savage and morally indefensible – and yet many even living in that past, such as Thomas Jefferson, at the time themselves knew what they were living was both.

Unexpected Outreach

Unexpected Outreach

I do NOT as a rule now read my own reviews or cite them. I leave it to readers perhaps to “debate” my novels as they so choose “among themselves” - because everyone is entitled to their opinion. However, when a reader reaches out to me directly, that is a different story…

”The World Of Writing”

”The World Of Writing”

As I continue to recover from our return flight here to England on Tuesday into Wednesday, I thought I’d have some fun and have a scroll for the first time in several months at what some of them are talking about…

“A girl came in the café…”

“A girl came in the café…”

"A girl came in the café..." Seeing that early bit of the book again, I recalled too once more how I have come to discover this is one of the funnier things about being a fiction writer:

The Inevitability Of Change

The Inevitability Of Change

So it is a new era now in some ways. Change is inevitable in life.

A “Process” Of Agony

A “Process” Of Agony

Writing itself is NOT fulfilling to me. In fact, if any aspect of it is, it is FINISHING that is...