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di·vi·sive·ness |  a tendency to cause disagreement or hostility between people.

di·vi·sive·ness: a tendency to cause disagreement or hostility between people.   I know I promised to discuss my newest novels in this blog—and I will; but having published my first nonfiction book I wanted to explain why I wrote The Indie Writer’s Handbook before bringing out my next novel. I also wanted to post this

You’ve finished writing your book, what’s next?

You’ve finished writing your book, what’s next? As many of you know, I started to Independently publish in 2008, after publishing 28 novels with Traditional publishers.  I haven’t looked back since then. HOWEVER, I wrote my newest book, The Indie Writer’s Handbook, as a ‘step-up’, if you will, for new Indie writers/authors as well as

A Timely Subject?

  The Difference Between Novelists and Politicians ### Hi, All.  Given the increasingly difficult social/political atmosphere, I thought the following would be worth repeating— the first part was originally in one of my newsletters, and hopefully ya’all will see the humor of the situation… American politics today is nuts, and the crazies are on all

ROAD TRIP

ROAD TRIP

THE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME CLEVELAND, OHIO    Stepping into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, or THE ROCKHALL as they call it, is akin to stepping into one’s youth. This is especially true for those of us who were born into or just before the Baby Boom generation (1942-1964). When you

H.G. Wells and Two Awards

H.G. Wells and Two Awards

A few months ago, my local area magazine asked me to do a few articles.  The one in March, was supposed to be about time… So, I wrote a first-person Interview with H.G. Wells (after all, I am a novelist, not a journalist).  The response was exciting, and I am thinking about doing even more. 

The Question

The Question

The Question First of all, know that I am a writer, not a regular blogger. Just like any other person in any profession, writers come in different sizes, shapes, and genres. There are bloggers, journalists, biographers, how-to-writers, Indie writers, Traditional writers, non-fiction authors, and novelists, and even within the writer categories, there are untold sub-categories. Novelists write in hundreds of genres; non-fiction writers also have hundreds of genres to choose from… I could go on and on, but let’s stop here for now.

Writer To Writer

Writer To Writer

It was my pleasure to interview fellow Florida writer, Melinda Clayton for the Platina Post. Melinda is just a couple of hours north of us, in Deltona, where she and her family live. Melinda is the author of two series: The Cedar Hollow Series, which includes novels Appalachian Justice, Return to Crutcher Mountain, Entangled Thorns, and Shadow Days; and, The Tennessee Delta Series, which includes Blessed Are the Wholly Broken and A Woman Misunderstood. She also authored Making Amends, a novel of psychological suspense.

In Fiction There Is Always A Story Behind The Book

Don’t let anyone kid you! If a writer says, Oh, it just came to me and I wrote it… Yeah, right. There’s always a story behind the story. Imagination and creativity are what takes the ordinary, the ho-hum of something that is always there, or is just around the corner, and turns it into something