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Flying Across the United States Is A Great Time to Read

I could have watched movies if I had downloaded the United app on my computer or iPhone BEFORE the plane took off. I downloaded it before I boarded to go home, but I was already engaged with Winn-Dixie, and it was more trouble than it was worth to figure out how to use the free movie service.   579 more words


Updates on Publishing...

First, if you ever see any of my poems disappear, that’s because I’ve submitted them for consideration to a venue that does not consider work published elsewhere. 96 more words


December 2015 at MWAA: Polishing Your Work for Publication

Be sure to mark Wednesday, December 16th on your busy calendar! For MWAA’s last meeting of the year, we’ll be joined again by always-popular speaker Ally Machate, whose humorous, practical, and realistic writing advice helps us all to up our game. 273 more words

Fiction Writing

Books You Must Put Down and Movies That Transport You Out of This World

To be honest, if I’m reading fiction, I can’t put the good books down. If I’m reading non-fiction I have the opposite reaction. The better it is the sooner I put it down and start practicing what I just read. 484 more words


How to Find a Wealth of Free Stock Photos

For all you authors and bloggers who, like me, spend way too much time sourcing free images, take a look at the review of this wonderful book… 19 more words


Another Book Nears Completion!

And yet more good news! Another book featuring my work, You and Who Else, is nearing completion. J. R. Southall, the editor of this non-fiction collection of essays about British cult TV that will raise money for charity, has posted an exciting update on the book’s progress. 146 more words

Science Fiction

The Maisky Diaries, Agents of Empire and Enigma. Politics, pirates and spies

Although my writing at the moment involves a blend of speculative and crime fiction, I do read extensively, frequently referring to non-fiction books for inspiration. They are often as fascinating as any work of fiction, but as real life is the source of fiction that is probably not surprising. 886 more words

Non-fiction Writing