Creating a New Genre for My First Non-Fiction Book

In an earlier blog, I mentioned I was about to write a book in a new genre. It’s a “memoirography” which is a cross between an autobiography, memoir, biography and anthology. The working title is Gold and Silver Wings and it will be is a series of aviation...

The Pre-Writing a Book Blues

It is not a disease, but a premonition. In reality, the “pre-writing a book blues” is a writer’s block of sorts. It raises its ugly head just before I start writing a manuscript. Why, I have no idea because writing the story is intellectually exciting, it is also...

Relearning LinkedIn

When I retired, the website LinkedIn was the bane of my existence. I started using it when it first came out back in 2003 or so. It was great for networking. Originally, it was set up for helping people find jobs because experience tells me that you find jobs faster...

A New Genre?

I finished the first draft of the book tentatively called The Assassin a few days ago.. You can read about the process of how it came about, some of the challenges I faced while writing it in a blog that you can find on this link –...

The Obsessive Compulsive Behavior Called Writing

While slaving away on a new manuscript called The Assassin, the words obsessive compulsive behavior kept popping into my mind. Plots, sub-pots, character conversations and actions, location ideas, timing were consuming both my conscious and unconscious brain. Creating...

First Attempt Becomes Number 7

Way back in the late 1980s, I tried to write a novel called The Kuril Wedge Incident and never finished it. For many reasons, the plot didn’t work. Then, I started on Moscow Airlift that I have written about in this blog in the three “Manuscript Resurrection” entries....