Category Archives: Life

Alternative Occupations

You can no longer work in the book industry: what do you do to earn a living? This is the stuff that dreams are made on, as Shakespeare wrote, (and was misquoted in The Maltese Falcon as “made of” and … Continue reading

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What To Do?

For this week’s discussion, one of our foxes posed the following scenario: “You can no longer work in the book industry. What do you do to earn a living?” I guess I’d have several choices. My first choice, I suppose, … Continue reading

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Do You Notice Well-Written Ads?

Have you ever been swayed by the appeal or cleverness of an ad? I know quite a bit about advertising. In fact, I knew the owner of a radio station who wanted to get me into advertising with him. Had … Continue reading

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Guest: Dennis Palumbo

Once again, I’ve found myself acquainted with a very famous writer. Dennis Palumbo has been a screenwriter, a teacher and a writer of non-fiction articles. He is a blogger, a mystery writer and a writer of thrillers, plus he writes … Continue reading

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Don’t Stop Believing

This week: What (if anything) drains/blocks your potential productivity? How does it do so? What can you do to correct this? Not much stops my creativity; in fact, adversity generally increases my retreat into ‘what ifs’, ‘how abouts’ and straight … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Jeffrey Siger

I have had my guest in my sights for some time. Jeffrey Siger and I became Facebook friends while trading comments on the pages of a mutual friend, (and past guest of mine). He is a funny man, a sophisticated … Continue reading

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It’s ALIVE!

THEY are alive, in answer to this week’s topic: Do I have a formula for creating a protagonist or an antagonist? Short answer: No This is mainly because I don’t set out to ‘dream up’ stories or characters. Inspiration comes … Continue reading

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