Archive for August, 2009

Writer’s Luck

Monday, August 17th, 2009 Posted in Books | 2 Comments »

Every would-be writer needs luck and even established writers can still need it.  But luck alone won't help, you need to do something about it !  You need to recognise it, grab it, and make it work for you. Unless ...

Novel Writing

Friday, August 14th, 2009 Posted in Books | 2 Comments »

I recently read and thoroughly enjoyed a thriller, VANISHED by Joseph Finder published by Headline. I am not going to tell you what it is about; it would be a crime to spoil it for you. It has 99 chapters !  ...


Monday, August 10th, 2009 Posted in Books | 3 Comments »

Where are they?   Hardbacks published by Robert Hale appear in libraries; so do Large Print editions. But why are paperbacks absent from booksellers shelves? There must be a market out there ! 


Friday, August 7th, 2009 Posted in Books | Comments Off on MIXED DAY

Mixed day today.  Got some writing done - progressed the new novel. Got some reading done. Enjoyed the sunshine in the garden where I have had a seat placed in an advantageous position to catch the evening sun.  Made a ...

Books, Books, Books !

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009 Posted in Books | 3 Comments »

I'm faced with a dilemma - What do I read now? I love reading but feel sad when I finish a book. However that is soon dismissed by the adventure of choosing the next. So many worlds are open to ...

Music Tastes

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009 Posted in Books | Comments Off on Music Tastes

Last Tuesday I went to an interesting concert, held in a local Country House, part of a local Music Festival. It was held in memory of a school friend who lived in the USA and died earlier this year. The ...

Back Again

Saturday, August 1st, 2009 Posted in Books | 6 Comments »

Hi everyone, I'm back! The reason for my long absence -- one of my daughters has been in hospital for 6 weeks -- kidney failure but it was treated in time and now both kidneys are back to normal.  The local ...