I Am Not A Killer

I Am Not A Killer

I am NOT deciding "Character A" will die, but merely state if we are witnessing "Character A" die.

Readers Around The Globe

Readers Around The Globe

Writing for a public audience is now in ways perhaps more "intimidating" than ever - because anyone in the world can be reading it within seconds.

Samples Do Tell A Story

Samples Do Tell A Story

An Amazon search for the author quickly turned up the book. In more detail, I saw it is set starting in "1786" and features a well-to-do family in rural England. Immediately I thought I had to check this out.

A World Of Humor

A World Of Humor

Anyway, for this blog post... well... here's a break from me going on and on. Enjoy hopefully a few laughs...

Those American Tourists

Those American Tourists

Now, on to Buzzfeed's "report" detailing certain Redditers' observations on American tourists...

Attack Of Maturity

Attack Of Maturity

Life is invariably about irresistable change. It is one thing to write people over the course of, say, only three years - essentially, a "snapshot" - in their 20s. It is decidedly something else to write and follow people over decades.

Looking Back

Looking Back

No posts here for a few days, I know. So what have I been up to?

Recalling Old “Friends”

Recalling Old “Friends”

Don't think we did not joke about this back then ourselves: Living as I did then in a New York City suburb, I recall my "friends" and I even then laughing about the absurd size of the characters' Manhattan apartments...

A Psychiatrist’s Project (Or Just Another Author)

A Psychiatrist’s Project (Or Just Another Author)

On that note also, I am shocked. This was almost a serious and professional interview...

“What the book is about”

“What the book is about”

When I pick up a book I want to be able to have a quick way to find out what it is about.

Those 2,500 Words

Those 2,500 Words

Look, I know it's not perfect. Wow, are you a pain in the you know what. I wrote it in three days, for goodness sake.

Story Leaves Out Austen

Story Leaves Out Austen

Marshall really liked Jane Austen's books...

London, Fifteen Years Ago

London, Fifteen Years Ago

I have written, again, yet something else I believe I "know about." I say I "know about" it because essentially it happened to me here in London about fifteen years ago.

A Facade Of The Past

A Facade Of The Past

That is - to me - the sort of writing that makes for historical romantic fiction. The fictional characters must inhabit recognizable history, and in doing so help us to better understand the history... while we are being entertained and without feeling like we are in school.

“Old Fashioned” Blogs

“Old Fashioned” Blogs

I suspect many to most of you do NOT visit my Instagram. And I gather also that most of my Instagram followers rarely come by here to... a ye olden days olde blog. So pulling you all together is a struggle.