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Working My Way Back

Not fun. Wish I could say that I’ve been away on vacation or off on a trip to some place I’ve not yet been but that’s not what happened. The truth is that I’m going through a bit of a … Continue reading

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Creativity and Me

One percent inspiration and ninety-nine perspiration, that’s how my creativity works but a few days ago something happened that’s making me rethink how I approach my work. And it is work. I never sit down to write anything with the … Continue reading

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Movie Review

Look Who’s Back A Review Did Donald Trump watch this movie? It’s an uncannily prescient German film that was shot in 2015 and was based on a best-selling satirical novel, Er ist Wieder da (Look Who’s Back), by Timur Vermes. … Continue reading

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Rethinking

I started this blog in 2015 to document and share my experiences as a self-published writer. I hope that readers can benefit from these pages as I continue to learn, and to write. With the collapse of my Challenge to … Continue reading

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The Challenge: Progress Report (and more)

It goes on, evolving and continuing. The original Challenge was to complete a novel in one month, January. That was a failure; I was only able to get a little over 20K words done by January 31st. I got off … Continue reading

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Wordplay: Respect

Words are the widgets of my business, the business of writing, of communicating ideas and stimulating thought in readers. These days, writers can also expect to initiate dialogue, though even with enabled comments, readers are slow to respond directly. Still, … Continue reading

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Living with the Fear

It’s said that many of the Great Explorers of the new World, back in the fifteenth century, were hunting for mythical cities where a Fountain of Youth and the Mines of King Solomon were said to be exist. Several hundred … Continue reading

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A Thousand Words

Indeed. Spiegel im spiegel. (Mirror in the mirror) We are one. Now and forever. Sorry about the obligatory nods to the unavoidable advertisers.

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The Challenge: In flight

Things are going okay with the Challenge. I’m taking a short break from the world of ‘The Unlikely Detective’ to write a bit about something I just stumbled onto while I was reading the latest news of the ‘Real World’. … Continue reading

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The Challenge: Week Three

Another intense week with a low word count but considerable progress. Distractions came with the terrible news that America was getting a new President who likes books very much and even reads them. He even wrote one, well he had … Continue reading

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