Category Archives: memories

Author! Author?

Question of the week: “When did you first think of yourself as an author?” There are many avenues in writing. I can talk about when I first believed that I could write, when others thought that I could write and … Continue reading

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If I Could Only …

This week’s topic is one I selected. I have the feeling I was dealing with various medical issues in my family and bemoaning the fact that I’m not as young as I once was. Some days just don’t have enough … Continue reading

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Big Points That I Have Learned in Life

What have I learned so far in life? A great deal I have had many people around me, I have lived in many places, and as my mother would say, I’m no spring chicken. In fact, I seem to now … Continue reading

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In a Rut?

Question: Are there certain characteristics that show up in our books? For me, the quick answer is NO. I have not written any two stories that are anything alike in the least, be they fictional, based on true stories or … 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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Daydreams, or THOUGHTS?

This Week: Daydreaming: Any specifics you have put into a story? My first inclination was to think, they MUST, because I do daydream. I am very good at multitasking and daydreaming is easy to do while I am doing other … Continue reading

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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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