Category Archives: Jeff Salter

You’d Better Believe It

Yes, I Re-Read My Own Books By Jeff Salter This week’s topic is whether we read our own books. My answer: absolutely yes. But let me qualify that response by explaining the difference between a WORKING read and a PLEASURE … Continue reading

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Commonalities in My Stories

Do Certain Characteristics Recur in My Fiction? By Jeff Salter I’ve occasionally day-dreamed that one day my fiction [or poetry] would become famous enough that I’d have a literary biographer go through my material – published and unpublished – and … Continue reading

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Guest Hound, Ron Barthet

Welcome to a Face from the Past By Jeff Salter Today’s Guest Hound graduated with me from Covington [LA] High School in 1968, but it’s entirely possible he hardly even knew me. You see, my sophomore year was in Mt. … Continue reading

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Daydream Believer

Let’s Talk About Daydreams By Jeff Salter First things first — Happy Independence Day to all of us living in America. Secondly: I’d be willing to swear on a stack of Mad Magazines that this is NOT my suggested topic. … Continue reading

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Sounds Kinda Familiar

Déjà vu, All Over Again By Jeff Salter I’m told this was my topic suggestion, but – like many other topics which apparently sprung from my weary brain – I have no idea what I was thinking about when I … Continue reading

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How Could I Earn A Living?

If I Couldn’t Work in the Book Industry… and if I were not already retired. By Jeff Salter Yeah, I really should make clear the disclaimer that my discussion of these possibilities might sound quite different if not for the … Continue reading

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Loyal to What?

Only if They Deliver By Jeff Salter One day last week – before I’d even peeked at this week’s 4F1H topic – I was posting on FB about brand loyalty. I won’t repeat the whole thing here, but suffice it … Continue reading

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Productivity Lost and Found

What Drains and/or Blocks My Potential Productivity? By Jeff Salter Gosh, this is a deep topic… and to think, I was the one who proposed it (way back when). As our Friday Fox recently said (paraphrased), “I wish I could … Continue reading

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Time Traveling Cowboy

My 17th Fiction Title — Just Released By Jeff Salter At closing time, a therapist in a small town social services facility is pressured to assist a stranger who’s dressed as an 1880s cowboy, acts like one, and seems to … Continue reading

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When You’re NOT the Star

Supporting Players in Fiction By Jeff Salter Let me start with a few comments about “unsung” characters in movies and popular fiction… before I discuss a few of my own characters who fit that description. As some of you (who’ve … Continue reading

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