Write Once, Then Link

If I’ve got something to say, I write it and then link to that post: Write Once, Then Link.

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last updated: 10 January 2017

If you are prone to expressing yourself out loud, you may soon find your commands are obeyed with washing powder, cat food, and toothpaste arriving at your door.

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Category: tools
Tags: Amazon Echo   Alexa   voice assistant  

...continue reading: Who will rid me of this troublesome priest?

last updated: 10 January 2017

I had an idea for a second series of books which became the Leathan Wilkey series. I wasn’t certain about the location—Budapest and Sarajevo were possibilities—but the most likely location was Paris. So I went to Paris to have a look.

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Category: background
People: Leathan Wilkey  
Tags: Bag Man   Paris   research  

...continue reading: Writing Bag Man

last updated: 13 December 2016

Goliath has pretty much every cliché there could be: Billy McBride was a hotshot lawyer, but he drank—and still drinks—and now is down on his luck, having lost his employment and his wife…but he’s still close to his daughter. He lives (and has his office) in a motel, although he seems to do a lot of work in the bar next door. His best friend is a stray dog and his assistant is also a call girl. Every cliché, but is Goliath worth a watch?

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...continue reading: Goliath (season one)

last updated: 13 December 2016

From time to time I get asked the question: How do you go about writing a book? Is it just a case of sitting down and typing? For me, I outline the entire story and only once I’ve got an outline in place do I start writing. But before I can really get to the outline, I need an idea. Or rather, not so much an idea, but a kernel for the story—a solid foundation of a human story that grips me.

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Category: story
Tags: story ideas   story kernel  

...continue reading: The Kernel of an Idea

last updated: 8 November 2016

In 2007, Meredith Kercher was murdered in Perugia, Italy. Few people remember Meredith Kercher, however, nearly everyone remembers Amanda Knox, with whom Kercher shared an apartment. Knox was found guilty—but was subsequently acquitted—of the murder of Kercher.

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...continue reading: Amanda Knox