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Historical Fiction & Political Correctness

by on September 23, 2016

I belong to a lively online Historical Novels discussion group in which authors engage in lots of discussions ranging from how one researches historical novels to selecting book titles. Most recently ... more

Why I Care What You Think

by on September 21, 2016

I’d like to believe I’m a smart author in that I want to learn from my mistakes. That being said, I’m finding that my most important “teacher" is you, the reader. What you say about what you r ... more

Writer's Hedge

by on August 11, 2016

The following is a flash fiction story based on a prompt at a writers group meeting Saturday a week ago. The prompts were randomly generated around the table, each of us adding a word and then passing ... more

Some People Are Like The Old Prospector's Mule...You Have To Hit 'Em Between The Eyes With A Two-By-Four To Get Their Attention!

by on September 19, 2016

The 2016 Presidential And Congressional Elections Are Rapidly Approaching! For the benefit of new voters and those who find it difficult to assess political candidates: The new publication, Some ... more

Words on a Page

by on September 18, 2016

Back in the days when I was giving college classes in fiction writing a member of my department once began a lecture with the sentence, “There are no characters in fiction, only words.” This is o ... more

A List of My Faults and Transgressions

by on September 18, 2016

(1) Stole candy from the Red & White supermarket (age 4). (2) Bought candy with my Sunday-school money at Merusi’s corner store and hid it under the Streeters’ front porch (primary school). (3) ... more

EIGHT Tips for New Writers

by on September 18, 2016

One of my regular blog readers contacted me a few weeks ago with the question, “Can you teach me to do what you do?” I wasn’t sure what that meant, exactly, so I pressed, “Which thing?” I ... more


by on September 17, 2016

Deflategate (You knew I just had to right?) Have you ever come out to start your car (after a cold night in the driveway) and found one or more low tire pressure indicator lights on? So have I! This ... more

Review: J. A. Cipriano: Jet - My Brother's Keeper

by on September 17, 2016

J. A. Cipriano: Jet-My Brother’s Keeper – a novella J.A. Cipriano’s Jet: My Brother’s Keeper reads like Nikita of Division met Agent Melinda “The Cavalry” May of S.H.I.E.L. D. and the ... more

F*ck Rape Culture

by on August 15, 2016

Penises don’t rape people. People (mostly men) rape people (not only women). Rape is about the physical violation of a person, power over the person. It’s about dominance, punishment, and hum ... more

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