The Earth is crying

I don't understand human nature and this is my business as a writer - to understand human nature. How can a man massacre people in a mass shooting at a place of worship - a synagogue - in the US? How can an individual send pipe bombs to those who hold different political beliefs to … Continue reading The Earth is crying

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The terror of writing; confessions of a coward in Sevilla

Writing produces in me this fear so profound, that I become the Master Procrastinator, and end up hating myself. Is this normal? Here I am in Sevilla, southern Spain, the 'frying pan' of Europe, or so it is called. It's August 2018, and I am free, free of responsibilities. I am an empty-nester, adult children … Continue reading The terror of writing; confessions of a coward in Sevilla

Dumb, dumb, smart, smart, dumb…….

This is the dance of life, the message given in this brave new world of author-entrepreneurship. Now you have to be an authorpreneur - that hideous buzzword that implies that because the Internet (capital 'I') has destroyed the creative world, authors, creatives have to - and I mean HAVE TO promote themselves and be at … Continue reading Dumb, dumb, smart, smart, dumb…….

The shouting factory that is the internet is destroying me

  This isn't hard to admit, because I have had to face this fact for a very long time; I totally SUCK at social media. I get a big resounding FAIL in that department. You have to be good at SM these days in order to market your novel and your work to the world, … Continue reading The shouting factory that is the internet is destroying me