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WHY DO SO MANY LAWYERS WANT TO BE WRITERS?

WHY DO SO MANY LAWYERS WANT TO BE WRITERS?

I have posted on why so many English language writers live in Thailand, and  what an author might read after writing a book.  I have also posted about my writing group, Keybangers Bangkok and the writing prompt workshop I attend. I have not weighed in on one question, stated above, that several people have recently asked, presumably …

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THE LIFE AND TIMES OF AN INDEPENDENT PUBLISHED AUTHOR

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF AN INDEPENDENT PUBLISHED AUTHOR

It’s been a little over a month since I self-published my first novel, Bangkok Shadows, available on Amazon Kindle as an e book or paperback. Click here to go to the Amazon book page. When we talk about independent or self-publishing, we really mean those words. Everything that a traditional publisher would do for an author must …

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AMERICA, HERE I COME

AMERICA, HERE I COME

A day from now I will be heading out to Souvarnabhumi Airport to board a flight back to America. Over the past three plus years, I’ve spent almost all of my time here in Bangkok. I am definitely not one of those American expats who bears America any ill will, and my time here should …

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WHAT TO READ AFTER PUBLISHING A THRILLER

WHAT TO READ AFTER PUBLISHING A THRILLER

WHAT TO READ AFTER PUBLISHING A THRILLER Hopefully  by now the whole world knows that I just published my novel, Bangkok Shadows.  Available as e book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07C125MS1                                                    and as paperback: https://www.amazon.com/dp/173214741 It …

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BANGKOK SHADOWS NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK

BANGKOK SHADOWS NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK

  It’s not only out as an Amazon Kindle e-book! Bangkok Shadows is now available in paperback as well. Click here to view Bangkok Shadows paperback edition.                                                         …

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BANGKOK SHADOWS NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON KINDLE

BANGKOK SHADOWS NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON KINDLE

Click here to view Bangkok Shadows page on Amazon Kindle The novel is now available as a e-book; paperback will be available in a few days. Right now it is being offered at an introductory  discount price of $.99. I hope you will enjoy the adventures of Glenn Murray Cohen in Bangkok’s mysterious underside, and …

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A NATIONAL DISGRACE

A NATIONAL DISGRACE

Some of the unarmed victims of police shootings Click here to read a moving column by Leonard Pitts, Jr. Yet another instance of an unarmed African-American citizen shot and killed by police with no justification and no consequences. Our President says these are simply local matters and no business of the federal government. I say …

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LOOKS LIKE MY STORY “VIRTOX” WAS PRESCIENT

LOOKS LIKE MY STORY “VIRTOX” WAS PRESCIENT

LOOKS LIKE MY STORY “VIRTOX” WAS PRESCIENT In January I posted a story I wrote on a whim. It was titled Virtox and was a spoof on the cryptocurrency craze. The minimal research I did for the story persuaded me that Bitcoin et al were at best classic case of a bubble, as in Dutch …

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CHINESE ARTISTS STAND UP TO THEIR GOVERNMENT

CHINESE ARTISTS STAND UP TO THEIR GOVERNMENT

CHINESE ARTISTS STAND UP TO THEIR GOVERNMENT A few months ago I posted on what responses American artists might offer in reaction to a repressive political movement in our country. Even wrote a short story on the subject. (Perhaps I’ll even post it.) Looks like artists in China have risen to the occasion.  Click the …

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HOW I CAME TO LOVE WRITING PROMPT MEETUPS-AND CAME UP WITH A STORY

HOW I CAME TO LOVE WRITING PROMPT MEETUPS-AND CAME UP WITH A STORY

I’ve never been a big believer in using gimmickry to break the writers’ block that  possesses we authors much the time. There is nothing in this world that is easier than finding a way to avoid writing. All those chores you haven’t done, the calls and visits you’ve failed to make, the research on the …

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