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BANGKOK SHADOWS-FREE E BOOK THIS WEEK

BANGKOK SHADOWS-FREE E BOOK THIS WEEK

DOWNLOAD BANGKOK SHADOWS FREE FOR THE NEXT FIVE DAYS! My debut novel, Bangkok Shadows, was released ten weeks ago. I am  told I’m doing better than most other independent authors. I  greatly appreciate every sale, all downloads on Kindle Unlimited, each review and  message.  But it’s not enough feedback for me. I wrote this novel for …

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Ten Good Bits of Advice for Fiction Writers

Ten Good Bits of Advice for Fiction Writers

I am not big on self-help books or article on “how to write”. I am of the school holding that “the only rule is that there are no rules.” I’m with Hemingway; if the writer is honest and the story is well-told, it will come through to the reader. Raymond Chandler is not the same …

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WRITING ABOUT SUICIDE IN FICTION

WRITING ABOUT SUICIDE IN FICTION

America has been rocked by the sudden deaths by their own hands of two celebrities, Anthony Bourdin and Kate Spade. Neither seemed a likely candidate for suicide. Both were accomplished, talented professionals who appeared be enjoying life to its fullest. These tragedies came a little less than four years after that of Robin Williams, a …

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LIFE, DEATH, AND BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

LIFE, DEATH, AND BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

After finishing Bangkok Shadows, the last few weeks of which were filled not with creative writing but with proofing, formatting, downloading, uploading, side-loading and promoting, I craved sitting down and writing. So I forced myself to do so, and wrote this little story in one sitting. (Something I rarely do, even in my writing prompt …

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BLACK IVORY COFFEE AND MY NOVEL

BLACK IVORY COFFEE AND MY NOVEL

PREPARING THE WORLD’S FINEST COFFEE (Enjoy the photos and read below to learn more and what Black Ivory Coffee has to do with my novel) Blake Dinkin, Founder of Black Ivory coffee, preparing the syphon for brewing. This French made syphon is recommended and sold by Black Ivory. The hand grinder used to grind the …

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I HAVE FINISHED MY NOVEL-SORT OF

I HAVE FINISHED MY NOVEL-SORT OF

I am proud to announce that I have at last completed the first draft of the  novel I have been toiling away on for the past two years. The novel is tentatively titled “The NJA Club” and not surprisingly is set in Bangkok, where I’ve been living during that time. The protagonist is a former …

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