Two Decades Later

Two Decades Later

I recall clicking between the BBC and CNN International and seeing the sickening images we now recall all too well. I also tried to call my parents in New York, but all I got repeatedly was a busy signal.

This Surprising August

This Surprising August

The full draft that I had worried in July was NOT close to being finished, is, as August ends, NEARLY DONE...

“Solitude”: The Worst Thing

“Solitude”: The Worst Thing

Experiences and interactions are needed to underscore good original fiction, which means an author cannot just sit for decades in front of a PC… alone.

“Get To Know A Writer”

“Get To Know A Writer”

Thus me... if you happen to be new here and have not clicked away already. LOL! "Get to know a writer?" Okay, here we go...

That Matter Of Life Or Death

That Matter Of Life Or Death

Presumably - and we hope - today will not be THE last day. But every morning, every day now, I suspect, could be that day. We brace ourselves so we are not shocked.

I Am Me And I Am Me Only

I Am Me And I Am Me Only

She had (I suspect) used "TinEye" on the photo. Immediately that search led her here to my site and she quickly figured out that dude was not who he was saying he was.

“Tag this!” he yelled

“Tag this!” he yelled

Let's start the week by looking at some Instagrammer writing advice I stumbled upon yesterday...

“I pick up my iPad, open my social media, and I see…”

“I pick up my iPad, open my social media, and I see…”

I only buy a book because a topic and style interests me and, well, I would like to read it; I would buy it if it came to my attention regardless of whether I "knew" the author or not...

“Dear, might we ask them as you have the map?”

“Dear, might we ask them as you have the map?”

Before jet planes made it possible to fly from London to New York in 8 hours, relatively few people traveled compared to today.

All The Books That Would Not Be

All The Books That Would Not Be

The "Don't shop with Amazon, shop with small businesses" mantra is unsurprisingly all over the place on (amusingly usually controlled by other giant corporations, such as Facebook) social media. Amazon is now deemed its seems practically the fount of all evil. However, I am going to choose briefly to be something of a contrarian here on that subject in at least a narrow sense, and being one is not new to me...

A Massive Influence

He was a massive influence in persuading me to develop the courage to write.

To Be Remembered

To Be Remembered

Someone has been with me for what, this autumn, will be (I hope) my sixth novel since 2012-2013. She has the patience of a saint. LOL!

What He “Said”

What He “Said”

The internet is full of writing advice. Frankly, when it comes to advice and examples to follow, I look mostly to truly accomplished authors.

232 Years Ago…

232 Years Ago…

Briefly considering the events of July 14, 1789 and those that immediately followed, only months after that day...

The Creating

The Creating

I would not want any editor anywhere near me who believed anything approaching either, because clearly we are coming at this writing fiction thing from largely differing and even irreconcilable perspectives.