Category Archives: Ideas and Musings

A Modest Proposal

I’m  a writer. I like being a writer. But… The way the publishing industry works these days bothers me. Once upon a time, in order to publish a book, you needed a pile of money up front. Unless you were … Continue reading

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We Have Met the Enemy: He’s on TV

So, apparently nobody wants to employ Kevin Spacy anymore, after the man was credibly accused of assaulting a 14-year-old. I’m not sure how much this has to do with with people in the industry honestly not wanting him around, as … Continue reading

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Another Kind of Eclipse

In the wake of the total eclipse of the sun a few weeks ago, I remembered a day-dream of mine. One of the things I do is to mentally elaborate on other people’s fiction. Occasionally the result is fan fiction … Continue reading

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Writing About Time

In fiction, both written and on-screen, there are certain “uninvented inventions” whose properties transcend any one story. We know how these things work, how they operate, and when they appear in a new story we understand their import just as … Continue reading

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Lost Stories, Part IV

I am, little by little, telling the stories of the various novel ideas I’ve had along the way but did not pursue. Could I go back and finish them? Maybe, in at least some cases, but the issue is I … Continue reading

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“That’s Our Word, Now”

Recently, Bill Maher used “the N-word” publicly (to refer to himself, jokingly), subsequently issued an apology, and was later “schooled” on the subject, on air, by Ice Cube. “School” is the verb used by the Daily Beast in the article … Continue reading

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It’s Back! It’s Back!

My novel, To Give a Rose, is back among the living! You can, once again, buy it! I’m not going to go through the entire saga of why it was out of touch and why it took so long to … Continue reading

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