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Cooper, now posting on Instagram

My buddy, Major Vin Cooper, late of the USAF OSI, is currently in Syria (I think…he won’t confirm in as many words) and posting daily on Instagram, when circumstances permit. I gather the posts are vaguely relevant to a novel I have written, titled, KINGDOM COME, which is set in Syria, among other places. So, […]

The Kingdom is Coming

I said it would become available in November, but that was before reality got in the way. As of the end of November, it’s in typesetting and pagination. I’m hoping it will hit shelves and e-shelves sometime in the last half of January. When I know for sure, I’ll let you know. Sorry for the […]

Trial of Midnight Rider: Railroaded in the Deep South

In the history of filmmaking, there have been many deaths on set. But not a single film director has ever been held accountable and jailed. Until now. That’s how the documentary begins. You may remember the incident. It happened on February 20, 2014, on a railway trestle way down in Wayne County, South Georgia, USA. A train ploughed into a film crew […]

Blog series: How to Write

8. How to write your best selling novel, by a best selling author.

Getting your book published. I wonder if you’ve skipped forward to this part because, like the people who jump ahead to the conclusion of a murder mystery novel, this bit is the point of it all for you. Well, like the revelation in a whodunit, the answer to getting published really has no worthwhile context […]

6. 40 Words on Grammar.

#6. How to write your best selling novel, by a best selling author. If it feels right, start your sentence with and. And starting it with but is okay too. But, as I said, only if it feels right. (Your high school English teacher who taught otherwise didn’t know shit from fava beans). Please, though, […]

7. The nuts and bolts of the writing process.

#7. How to write your best selling novel, by a best selling author. While any number of people will tell you they have a great idea for a book (yes, yes, we’ve established that), a reasonable percentage of folks are aware that getting started ain’t easy. Indeed, as Stephen King said, “The scariest moment is […]

Biography

When I left school, I hoped to walk into a job with the military flying fighters or choppers, I didn’t care which, just so long as it flew. I didn’t end up making the cut. Looking back on it, and knowing now that I don’t take well to authority, I think the defence forces made the right decision for the both of us…

Biography

When I left school, I hoped to walk into a job with the military flying fighters or choppers, I didn’t care which, just so long as it flew. I didn’t end up making the cut. Looking back on it, and knowing now that I don’t take well to authority, I think the defence forces made the right decision for the both of us…

Biography

When I left school, I hoped to walk into a job with the military flying fighters or choppers, I didn’t care which, just so long as it flew. I didn’t end up making the cut. Looking back on it, and knowing now that I don’t take well to authority, I think the defence forces made the right decision for the both of us…

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8. How to write your best selling novel, by a best selling author.

Getting your book published. I wonder if you’ve skipped forward to this part because,...

Cooper, now posting on Instagram

My buddy, Major Vin Cooper, late of the USAF OSI, is currently in Syria (I...

The Kingdom is Coming

I said it would become available in November, but that was before reality got in the...

6. 40 Words on Grammar.

#6. How to write your best selling novel, by a best selling author. If it feels right,...

7. The nuts and bolts of the writing process.

#7. How to write your best selling novel, by a best selling author. While any number of...

Kingdom Come. The New Vin Cooper Thriller is Getting Closer

Hoping to get it on the ebook/print on demand shelves in time for Thanksgiving....

5. My own personal secret herbs and spices of how to write.

Is there a secret to this writing game? Maybe. Here’s mine. You’ve written your...

4. Send your empathy muscle to the gym.

Empathy is to the writer what a spirit level is to a builder. It’s very difficult to construct a story that won’t fall over without it; an essential tool of the trade

Trial of Midnight Rider: Railroaded in the Deep South

In the history of filmmaking, there have been many deaths on set. But not a single film...

3. Character, and a little more about plot.

Character before plot? Plot before character? Chicken before egg? I’ve come down on the character side of the coin because I think it’s true that people remember characters more clearly and evocatively than they ever remember plot