And To Grow Old…

Newsletter 63 – May 24, 2024 Hi, In Newsletter #62 I covered some of my medical issues and how those are hampering my ability to write. Nothing has been decided about my hand surgery yet. Minay and I will probably visit the surgeon together, sometime in June, to discuss all of my options. In this …

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Ramblings – Part 9 of 10

Newsletter 050 – November 10, 2023 Hi, Disclaimer: This newsletter and the one that will follow it (and the eight that preceded them) were written in advance. This was done to allow me to focus on tasks I have to complete before I can publish my next books (Flood and Fire  and  Jagged Man). Today’s …

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Ramblings – Part 2 of 10

Newsletter 041 – June 23, 2023  Hi, Disclaimer: This newsletter and the eight that will follow it were written in advance. This was done to allow me to focus on tasks I have to complete before I can publish my next books (Flood and Fire  and  Jagged Man). Update (6-22-2023): I have been adding to …

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I Open At The…

Newsletter 028 – December 9th, 2022 Hi, In the title above you might recognize part of a quote from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. “I Open at the Close” was engraved on the Golden Snitch. This is about the opening sentences of stories. This quote from Joyce Carol Oates was recently posted in an …

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Porcupines Off the Coast…

Michael near Bar Harbor, Maine

Newsletter 021 – August 26th, 2022 Hi, About the image above: The prominent island to the right of the tree in the center is Bald Porcupine Island, off the coast of Bar Harbor, Maine. A little farther in the distance are some other islands with spiny names (Sheep Porcupine, Burnt Porcupine, and Long Porcupine Islands). …

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And Then There Were Two…

Newsletter 015 – May 27th, 2022 Hi, About the image above: This one relates to today’s topic, a book series I’m thinking of writing. Working title: The Lives of Franklin Roosevelt Jones. The titular character in the series, born on July 4, 1946, would likely have been born in a hospital just like this one. …

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What I’m Working On, 3-19-2021

Picture of Michael at a NaNoWriMo event

I’ve been spending far too many hours in front of my computer monitor lately. On December 11, 2020, I published my latest book, Aggravated. I had been working on it exclusively for the past several years, and had set aside several other projects that were in various stages of completion while I finished and published …

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Why I Waited So Long

Picture of Michael at a NaNoWriMo event

[Originally posted on my former blog, Michael Runs the Gamut] I’ve been writing all my life — plays, poetry, short stories, work-related writing, even a few stabs at novels — often with the thought of being published or produced, but I didn’t fully commit to it until five or six years ago. My excuse was …

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