Category Archives: Writing

The Mindbenders Sequel is taking shape!

  First of all, Happy New Year  - a wonderful year to come for all of us! Second, down to business: The new ‘Mindbenders’ is taking shape – which is a sneaky way of saying I’m still not quite finished … Continue reading

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Beyond Dreams

One of the key moments in the life of a writer (painter, actor, athlete or President, if you like) is when they reach the limits of their dreams. In our dreams, we are everything we’d like to be, no limitations, … Continue reading

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Don McLean and the next ‘Mindbenders’ (huh?)

I haven’t been around much lately (Bad Ted! Bad!) because I’ve been writing a lot (Good man, Ted!). But I read something this morning that really struck me. I’ve never been a Don McLean fan, despite my friend Barry’s repeated … Continue reading

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And Now for Something Completely Different…

  I’m sickish again. Nothing terminal, I assume. It started with laryngitis and that’s getting better though I’m still a little croaky, I’m running a little temperature and a bit achy and woozy. My ex used to insist that ‘woozy’ … Continue reading

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What Lies Beneath

Work on the ‘Mindbenders’ sequel is proceeding. I’m almost at the end of a good draft; the next several should proceed much more quickly (fingers crossed). I’m not an orderly storyteller. Stories come out of my subconscious in episodes and … Continue reading

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The Road That Takes You

Smitty told me the other night: the world is 3% sociopaths who run roughshod over the rest of us – everyone else just wants to be heard. This might not be an exact quote. Anyway, the thought speaks to me in … Continue reading

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A Good Story Isn’t a Pancake

You have to feel a story. It has to come from some impulse way down deep inside. One popular strain of advice for independent writers these days is: write a lot of books really fast. Then when a reader discovers … Continue reading

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Committed

Writing a novel isn’t an act of commitment–it’s ten thousand acts of commitment. A vision pops into your head and you know there’s more and it’s miraculous and brilliant, you can feel it right there, just beyond your fingertips. You … Continue reading

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Writing the ‘Mindbenders’ Sequel, Chapter 2,136

My horoscope said I should be full of creative ideas yesterday and today. Naturally, I’ve been doing everything but writing. All things that need to be done, of course – working on my future,  my spiritual growth and practical happiness. … Continue reading

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Still Sherlock…

  It’s Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s birthday! He’s a sprightly 153!   I’ve been watching the amazing ‘Sherlock’ on PBS lately and then went back to the first episode on Netflix last night. Smitty turned me on to the series … Continue reading

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