A review of the magnificent “Heavy Weather” by PG Wodehouse. In this Blandings Castle comedy, Galahad Threepwood, or Gally, plays a starring role. The
The limits of capitalism have not yet been reached. My satirical thriller “Eternal Life” explores how those limits might look. Read on… Here is an excerpt
“Hotel Corona” is the tenth dark, feminist comedy tale in the “Hotel Stories” series. Based on a true story. Ms N, the world’s most brilliant,
A review of “Pigs have Wings” by P G Wodehouse novel set at Blandings Castle, featuring Lord Emsworth and his prize pig, the Empress of
Explore my new short story “Total Control” – Number 9 in the “Hotel Stories” series. Or take a look at the collection, “Seven Hotel Stories”. Did
How much of fiction is based on a true story? Can you use personal experience to create imaginary characters and stories? My book “Seven Hotel
When should you write? How can you find time for writing a book – or two, or eight? Do writing targets – eg two hours
The Spanish Flu of 1918 offers some interesting lessons and parallels as the world of 2020 struggles to contain the Coronavirus. “This is the greatest
If you are a self-published author, how many copies should you aim to sell? How to publish a book and remain happy by managing expectations.
Lost texts: when you write a novel, much excellent material can end up being sacrificed in the interest of brevity and pace. An example. My
A famous poem highlights difficult English pronunciation and spelling. It is easy to start learning English but the pronunciation is a challenge. Phonetic, or not?
The Overton window is a way of describing the acceptable range of political culture at any given moment. Wikipedia defines it as “the range of
How to cope with uncertainty during the coronavirus crisis? Dealing with uncertainty is easier with practice and a bit of structure. ‘Are you refusing to
A review of Barbara Kingsolver: Unsheltered, reflecting on what it says about the mood of contemporary America. With numerous quotations from “Unsheltered”. Barbara Kingsolver is
Ten reasons to like Austria, ranging from flak towers in Vienna to food, lakes, mountains, statues, counterculture, art, traditions and ancient mysteries. As the coronavirus crisis
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