Tag: Novels

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“The Choice”, subtitled “A Fable of Free Trade and Protectionism” by economics professor Russ Roberts, is a novel patterned after It’s a Wonderful Life, and is set in 1960. The George Bailey character is Ed Johnson, who runs the Stellar Television Company of Star, Illinois, and is an opponent of free trade. Unlike the usual […]

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I write a weekly book review for the Daily News of Galveston County. (It is not the biggest daily newspaper in Texas, but it is the oldest.) My review appears Sunday. When it appears, I post the previous week’s review on Ricochet. Seawriter Book review “It’s Up to Charlie Hardin” is a captivating book for all […]

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shutterstock_172002743Writing a novel or two (or ten) is on my bucket list. I’ve jotted down ideas, notes, scraps of dialog from a dozen different stories. But I have yet to actually write a book… even a bad one. This, despite the ubiquitous advice from published authors that writing anything every day is the biggest step. Do Ricochet comments count?

I have read books on the various processes of many authors, which is a bit like asking people in every state in the USA for directions to Oklahoma City. Strangely, they disagree. Still, I appreciate the suggestions.

So what are your suggestions? Ricochet has more authors than Obama’s autobiography. What are some habits or surprises that worked for you?