Adios, au revoir, aufwiedersehen, ta ta

This will be my last entry for a while. I am going off-line to concentrate on a story I want to write, without distraction so 'Adios' for a while, and enjoy your summer. Before I go, I want to tell you something. I read today another article on the sorry state of affairs relating to authors' … Continue reading Adios, au revoir, aufwiedersehen, ta ta

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Rebel Yell, a word to my younger self

I've always been 'weird'; that's what my parents and siblings called me growing up. My father told my mother I would 'calm down', that the love of good man would quieten me and calm me and make me OK (meaning more feminine), but none of that has happened.  If anything I have gotten more rebellious … Continue reading Rebel Yell, a word to my younger self

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 New Dictators: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft et al

There is no purity in expression anymore. Everything is watched and moderated. Facebook recently blocked me from posting because I had put up a very tasteful, arty photograph of a bare breast, blurred to such an extent that the nipple was almost invisible. They threatened to delete my account which I use extensively to connect … Continue reading The New Dictators: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft et al