Why I Decided To Become A Novelist

This post was published five years ago today.  Five years!!  I've been keeping a blog for a long time.  There are posts going back even further than this one, but I thought this one would bear repeating, for newer readers to discover. --t. I think the reason why I write fiction is pretty much out there

2018-01-29T14:31:26+00:00 Tuesday, January 30, 2018|Categories: My Life|Tags: , , |

May the Fourth Be With You.

There is no possible way I can let this day go past without a salute of some kind.  Star Wars is the reason I'm writing (The full story is here and also here, if you've never heard it before).  Also, as I mentioned in my earlier post today, May 4th became THE day to get

2016-05-03T21:22:45+00:00 Wednesday, May 4, 2016|Categories: Fun Stuff|Tags: , |

Pulse Pause Moments – Han Solo

I don't think it's any sort of secret at all that I was kick-started into writing fiction by the original Star Wars movies, and romance was a lock-in after Han Solo's "I know".  I've written that story in a few places, including here. It would be fair to say that Star Wars had a profound

2016-08-10T14:40:44+00:00 Friday, October 30, 2015|Categories: Pulse Pause Moments|Tags: , |

Mash – July 7, 2014

A round-up of sites, links and other interesting tidbits I’ve seen and heard lately. Indie Authors Quitting Their Day Jobs http://www.thepassivevoice.com/06/2014/indie-authors-quitting-their-day-jobs/ This is a wildly inspirational post for any indie author, anywhere. If you're not an author, it's still fascinating reading -- right up there with the AuthorEarnings.com posts. If you thought indie publishing was

2014-07-07T07:17:50+00:00 Monday, July 7, 2014|Categories: Weekly Mash|Tags: , , , , , |

May The 4th Be With You

No self-respecting Star Wars fan can slide by today without at least a mental tip of the hat toward their favourite franchise.  I can’t believe it’s taken me so many years to acknowledge the date here on the blog! So let us pause for a brief moment of reverence for one of the best moments

2014-05-04T07:18:55+00:00 Sunday, May 4, 2014|Categories: Just Slightly Off Topic|Tags: , , |

1977. A Mere 33 Years And An Eon Of Differences Ago.

Just because many (most?) of us reading this post were alive and can remember 1977 far too well, it’s tempting to think that 1977 really wasn’t all that different from 2010.  Yeah the clothes were really groovy, and the music was downright embarrassing when you listen to it now (except for those folk who insist