Category Archives: Odds and Ends

My Writing Process – Revisions

So someone asked me what my writing process is – especially as it relates to revisions. Here’s my answer: I start every day of writing by re-reading and revising what I wrote the day before. I have my grammar critiquers … Continue reading

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Fiction vs. Non-Fiction

Someone who knows that I have published a non-fiction work asked me why I prefer to write fiction. My answer was simple.  “When I write non-fiction, I’m writing FACT.  When I write fiction, I’m writing TRUTH.”  Fiction gives me the … Continue reading

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The Women I Have Loved

A friend of mine recently asked me “So, just how many women have you loved?” It’s a simple enough question, but time, maturity, and wisdom have led me to realize that the answer is not so simple. The question arose … Continue reading

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King Arthur in Film and Books

By now, you’ve probably seen the previews for the new film: “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.” From what I’ve seen, it has all the makings of another big-budget Arthurian fantasy film, including demons, magic swords, and of course, shadowy … Continue reading

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The Dead Vote

As Tuesday approaches, many of us in Florida are contemplating a very serious question: how many dead people are going to vote this week? Yes, I said “dead people.” Over the past several decades, Florida has been forced to embrace … Continue reading

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The United States of America (b. 1776, d. 1865)

July 1, 2016 is the 153rd anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, PA, the high water mark of the Confederacy. After this battle, the War Between the States raged for another two years, but the South never regained the success … Continue reading

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I Have Had Enough of Self-Appointed Know-It-Alls

I started as an author writing non-fiction, and I changed to writing novels later. Why? Because writing non-fiction has challenges that novelists rarely encounter – “know-it-alls.” My non-fiction book, “Muzzle-Loading Artillery for Reenactors,” is based on over 20 years’ experience … Continue reading

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