The Devlin Deception, the Review

The Devlin Deception: An Anti-Political Absurdist Thriller This past June (2016), near the end of our trip down the Florida East Coast and then over and up the Gulf Coast, my wife and I were trying to figure out how to pay for parking as we were getting ready to go out shelling on Barefoot Beach …

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Beaneath African Skies: A True Story That Reads Like Fiction

Gillie Bowen, born in Nakuru in Kenya and now living in Loire Valley, France, traveled the world extensively as a child. She is a retired British journalist and the best-selling author of amuse-bouche (rough translation… taste tantalizer), a collection of French recipes and photographs adapted for British and American markets. Amuse-bouche is available on Amazon. …

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There’s Been a Mars Quake; What’s That Under the Sand?

Mars Quake or Earth Quake ~ Which Came First? When I was asked to read Jon Batson’s Mars Quake, I was inclined to decline, however, my inner voice (see my blog article about my imaginary friends) told me to first check out his Amazon profile. What I found was not only the driving force behind …

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Writer’s Block – When Your Imaginary Friends
Won’t Talk To You

Do I get writer’s block? You’ve probably seen some form of this title floating around Facebook and Twitter—author, anonymous. I sometimes wonder—to myself more than to anyone else because writers generally only have themselves to talk to—do I get writer’s block? My answer is no, by the definition above that is, at least not when …

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Sabre-Toothed Cat Sightings Reported by Montana Cattlemen

Before you get into this post you must realize that not everything a novelist (writer of long fiction) says is fact, nor is everything he says fiction. Read on and decide for yourself. Wow! Could the sabre-toothed cat be real? Could these animals, believed to have gone extinct 11,000 years ago, actually have managed to …

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10 Online Resources for Writers

Is it a dark and stormy night or what? There are a number of links to online resources for writers that I keep on my desktop while I’m writing. They include several different kinds of dictionaries, of course, as well as Sun & Moon data, the Almanac, a name generator, and more. I’d love to …

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Who Remembers The Montauk Monster?

The Montauk Monster – Photo: Courtesy of Alanna Nevitski One question I am sure to get anytime I do a reading or happen into a conversation with a non-writer about writing is, “Where are your sources of story ideas?” I ask you this: “What was that Montauk Monster that washed up on the Long Island …

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Characters and Timelines

What methods do you employ in your novels to keep to keep your characters and timelines, as well as scenes and events, straight? How do you make sure when you give a character green eyes in chapter 3 that you didn’t give her blue eyes in chapter 30, or that you don’t have your villain …

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