A Modern Desultory Philippic

There are things that trouble me these days. Just to name a few: Too many things are going on in the world. Far too many. Can’t people live within their means? Can’t they help those less fortunate before things get too salty out there? Can’t we accept someone else’s opinions without hysterics? I have too […]

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The Rear View Mirror

Any blogger worth their salt knows to evaluate what (s)he writes about and knows to give potential readers something that interests them. The trick, of course, is to, well, trick them into digging deeper that they’ve gone before, making them think in new ways about their interests. I call that looking in the rear view […]

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Anything You Want to Believe

before…,by Bob Fickes   I have no biases when it comes to reading. anything from acclaimed history to channelled things from way on the far end of the bell curve. This book claims to be material channelled by author Fickes via the famed magician of Camelot, Merlin, and purports to be “the missing records of […]

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Getting That Writerly Feedback

While on the subject of editing, here are a few of my rationales for how I go about that process and a few bullets regarding reviews and edits. Your process will certainly be different, but maybe there are a few takeaways here for you. I don’t choreograph my novels, except when I expect a lot […]

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Sharpening The Pencil

  I’m not tired of fiction writing, by any means. But I do tend toward predictability if not occasional outright laziness in my writing, and that’s why I’m spending time editing a 20+ year-old piece of poetry. Now, I don’t pretend to be a poet, nor do I fully understand contemporary ¬†poetry. And that’s why […]

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Wars of the Annunaki, by Chris Hardy – Part 2 My last post on this book, written halfway though the reading posed a lot of questions, some prescient, some unwarranted, some remaining unanswered. First let me set the stage for Professor Hardy’s project here: She has examined texts of both Sumerian language and the later […]

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