How stories evolve …

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If you pay attention to dates on blogs, you’ll see a wide spectrum of timing. Some people are dropping in wisdom every day. Some weekly or monthly. I’ve been rather laxer than that, but I’ll do better. – – – What’s on my mind is my long-gestation sequel, shown elsewhere on this site with a…

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New Year, New Project—and You Can Help

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I’m finally back at work on my own project. It’s been a while! Now that Christmas is over and we’re in the lee of the Holidaze, I’ve blocked out time to outline Force Majeure (FM),  the sequel to my debut thriller Force No One (FNO). FNO is available in paper, pixels, hardcover, and audio pretty much…

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Writing is easy—except for a blog …

Who said comedy was easy but writing is hard? Oh, wait. That was me. Maybe the reason why I write long-form is that I can take my time doing it. Now, admittedly, I’m way behind even my own sked on the sequel to Force No One, but that isn’t all my fault. As the principal…

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Work in progress …

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I’ve been chipping away at my sequel for Force No One, and I’m getting there, but man. There are not enough hours in a day, seems like. Our kids are high schoolers and 2/3rds of them have jobs for the summer (the other 1/3 is pending), so I can’t blame them or the distracting needs of…

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Thanks, readers!

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No big announcements, just a big dose of gratitude for my readers. Readers are a writer’s lifeblood, of course. My readers are the greatest and most interesting people—and they live all over the globe, much to my surprise. From the US to Australia to Canada to the UK and more, I’m grateful for each one…

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Comedy is easy—writing is hard …

“Dying is easy, comedy is hard” is purportedly a deathbed quote attributed to character actor Edmund Gwenn. It is a very famous line used by lots of comedians. When director and screenwriter George Seaton visited Gwenn as he lay in bed ill, Seaton said to him, “This must be terribly difficult for you.” Gwenn is…

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A new year, a new website

Well, 2021 is finally here, and not a moment too soon. With all the changes going on in the world, it was long past time for me to have a fresh website. I’m grateful to the WordPress folks at AuthorBytes, who crafted this thing from whole cloth. With a new look and a new determination…

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